Wednesday Morning Link-a-Polooza

Is it really Wednesday? I lost Ethier, Beckett and Sizemore from my fantasy team this week. So I’m kind of shell-shocked. Bear with me… Link time!

OnTheBlack – Kerel Cooper discusses Angel Pagan’s performance so far this season. He’s not a superstar, but he’s the type of guy you want on your team.

BrooklynMetFan – Adam at BMF is “officially snapping.” He wants to know why “ownership is so accepting of losing baseball.”

TheRoPolitans – Andrew Vazzano has a detailed accounting of last night’s game.

MetsBlog – Bob Melvin as the next Mets manager? Jon Heyman says so.

And if you listened to Boomer and Carton this morning, you may have heard the clip below of Wally Backman ripping into his team after its first loss of the season. This is from my TV show, “Playing for Peanuts.” Warning: This is uncensored (unlike the bleeped version you may have seen on SNY). NSFW!!!!

I didn’t actually HEAR Boomer & Carton this morning. So can anyone confirm that this is the clip they played on WFAN?

Via OnTheBlack

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  1. Kerel Cooper May 20, 2010 at 2:29 pm
    yup, they played the clip this morning. Here is the link:
  2. planethardball May 20, 2010 at 2:59 pm
    AWESOME. Thanks Kerel!

    Anyone else hear this?

  3. planethardball May 20, 2010 at 3:04 pm
    I gotta say though, I think they have the wrong idea about Backman's managerial style. Backman only gets in a player's face when they screw up basic fundamentals.

    Umpires are another story. Wally will get thrown out every night if that's what it takes. But I never saw him single out a player in the press or in a team meeting. He'll call out his team in a meeting, but never individual players.

  4. mets May 20, 2010 at 3:39 pm
    OMG. That is great.
  5. John Fitzgerald May 20, 2010 at 6:01 pm
    Gameday Open Thread at 6pm tonight. Get involved!