In the old westerns, there would be an image of the cavalry arriving from the distance. But the men on horses would be moving TOWARD the camera, not AWAY.
In the case of the Mets, it appears the cavalry is moving away from our point-of-view. Or perhaps it is an optical illusion.
Carlos Delgado, who had been “very close” to returning, has suffered a setback — a strained oblique. His hip feels great, though. Yee ha. According to the new face of the Mets John Ricco:
“The thought is possibly in a couple of weeks he could be back swinging”
Well super-duper. A “couple” weeks takes us into September. And “swinging” is not necessarily “playing”.
While Billy Wagner is pitching well and should be joining the Mets this weekend in Flushing, there is no news on John Maine nor J.J. Putz. Further, Carlos Beltran and Jose Reyes remain in New York, rather in Florida rehabbing. And we’re all on the edge of our seats wondering what’s going on with Ramon Martinez … I mean, how long does it take to heal from a dislocated pinky?
In regard to all the disabled players, and the fact there are less than 50 games left in the season, Ricco went on to provide this breaking news:
“You’re going to run out of days at some point”
Ricco may speak slightly more eloquently than Omar Minaya, but the messages are just as mixed and useless.