Five things I hated this past week …
1. Cynthia Rodriguez’s T-shirt.
Was she trying to get back at A-Rod, the Yankee fans, or the New York media? Or does she think that’s good fashion sense? Just loving the fact that she wore that crap with her two-year-old in tow.
2. Julio Franco not hustling out the 9th-inning grounder booted by Chase Utley.
If his knee is so sore he has to kill rallies and embarrass himself, maybe it’s time to go on the DL. It’s not like the Mets will miss his slow bat off the bench — and he can still suit up and fulfill his role as “good clubhouse guy”. (60-day DL would be ideal)
3. Todd Helton’s beard.
What is that? a bobcat on his chin? Is he trying to fit in with the mountain goats? Does that thing get searched in airline security? Has the US Border Control checked it for illegal aliens? Will he need to apply for a small game hunting license before he can shave it off?
4. Thin air, Coors Light, humidors, “Rocky Mountain Way”,
… and anything else that reminds me of those three games in Colorado.
5. Guillermo Mota’s pitching line on Tuesday.
2/3 IP 6 H 6 R 6 ER 0 BB 1 SO 2 HR
Well, at least he didn’t walk anyone.
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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.