Shades of 1962

The Mets have started the 2011 season one game ahead of the 1962 club that finished 40-120. They are failing on the mound, in the field, at bat, and on the basepaths — at times, humorously so. During last night’s SNY broadcast, announcer Gary Cohen exclaimed,

“This team, right now, cannot do anything right.”

Or, as the Old Perfessor once asked:

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  1. gary s. April 17, 2011 at 9:29 am
    this team has some talent compared to 1962 which had none.Why does it look like we are going thru the motions so early in the season?The manager has had 2 teams quit on him in the past.Can you lose a team after 15 games?I don’t think that is possible.Is it tthe construction of the team that is terrible?Or a combination of both.To be this bad this early is not what i expected.If they come home and lose to houston, is it panic button time?CAN’T ANYBODY HERE PLAY THIS GAME??
  2. xDanTanna April 17, 2011 at 11:05 am
    It really is mind-boggling how bad they have been in all facets & there is every chance this continues throughout the season here. At least until some impact moves are made. I keep hearing Terry “the chipmunk” Collins say I have not lost my cool yet. I have done no yelling. Well what the hell are you waiting for? you were not brought in to be Jerry Manuel & buddy buddy, joke around, play cards w/ style of manager. Get Angry you have every right. Right ? Ah, the transition year is going to be hell & we are smack dab in the middle of it right now.
  3. Andy April 18, 2011 at 1:03 pm
    This is awesome. Anyone know someplace I can get this on a poster?