Something Seems Familiar …

Bill Murray movie Groundhog Day - buy the DVDDan at LoneStar Mets hit the nail on the head with the Mets’ recent plunge into the depths of loserville: it’s like the movie Groundhog Day, where Bill Murray can’t escape the worst day of his life — every morning he wakes up and the awfulness begins again. There are two key issues of this entrapment: first, he knows the minute he wakes up that the day is going to be absolutely terrible — filled with bad luck, poor timing, and other uncontrollable events that make the day miserable; and second, he has no clue how to remove himself from this evil cycle.

Sound familiar?

Mad Libs: Worst Case ScenariosSiddFinch at HotFoot has a similar theme: a fill-out form template for the Mets game recap. We should go one better and create a MadLibs page.

Meantime, Greg at Faith and Fear in Flushing has pulled a Howard Beale — he’s numb as hell and not blogging this anymore. I must say I’m getting close myself.

Somehow, this day off doesn’t make anything better. The fact that there won’t be a loss today is comforting, but 24 hours without a chance to change things only gives us more time to magnify the situation.

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. sincekindergarten June 15, 2007 at 6:52 am
    I seem to recall that Ollie Perez tends to pitch better in big games . . . I would think that this game fits that “big game” idea . . .
  2. joe June 15, 2007 at 8:08 am
    Good call. I agree that Ollie will rise to the occasion. Hopefully he can pitch 8-9 innings, though, and not give the bullpen a chance to blow it.