Throw Stuff at the TV Screen

Personally, I’ve been tempted to throw things at the TV screen during Mets games … especially lately.

Tomorrow afternoon between 12:30 and 1pm, you have another opportunity (in addition to the game) to throw stuff at the screen. That’s when Mets Weekly will be on SNY, and you’ll get to see and hear more blasphemies spew from my mouth during a “Blogger Roundtable” with Ted Berg of SNY, Matt Cerrone of MetsBlog, Anthony De Rosa of Hot Foot, and “Coop” of My Summer Family (and a frequent commenter here, BTW).

We five geniuses will be discussing the “cornerstones of the Mets”, Jose Reyes and David Wright, and Groucho Berg will be without the facial accoutrement he received at Keith Hernandez Mustache Day last year (however you will see me with the paste-on Peter Fonda sideburns).

If you miss the 12:30pm showing tomorrow, you can catch the rerun at random times during the week.

Joe Janish began MetsToday in 2005 to provide the unique perspective of a high-level player and coach -- he earned NCAA D-1 All-American honors as a catcher and coached several players who went on to play pro ball. As a result his posts often include mechanical evaluations, scout-like analysis, and opinions that go beyond the numbers. Follow Joe's baseball tips on Twitter at @onbaseball and at the On Baseball Google Plus page.
  1. isuzudude April 26, 2008 at 12:21 pm
    They didn’t give you one word, Joe. Not one word. Who did you piss off at SNY to get shut out like that?
  2. joe April 27, 2008 at 6:44 am
    i’m a little red-faced, ‘dude … turns out they wanted me there expressly for aesthetics. It’s tough to be just another pretty face … I wish people could look past my good looks for once and realize I have brains, too.


  3. sincekindergarten April 27, 2008 at 12:24 pm
    About throwing stuff at the screen . . . About 12 years ago, I was living about three miles from where I’m typing at the moment. My housemate was divorced, and had a daughter who was a toddler. Said housemate (he owned the house) had Nerf toys for his daughter. I remember the World Cup of Hockey was going on, and at times like that, I’m as much of a Team USA partisan as you’d ever see. So, before each game, I’d gather a bunch of his daughter’s toys and put them right next to my spot on the couch. As the game progressed, various toys would get flung at the TV screen. They left my hand at velocities in the 50s. They struck the screen at velocities near the teens. My housemate told me later that this was an incredibly smart move on my part, and since he tended to do the same thing, he wished that he had thought of it first.

    Nerf is your friend.