Wednesday, August 27, 2008

MIKE'S OPEN

Another Francesa-less day at WFAN. So once again, we will do the honors and write Mikey's open for him today:

"Mike Francesa on the FAN today. We’ll start the new show next week. The jingle is almost done. The lawyers are still working out the name. You'll meet some of our new cast of characters. The new show starts next week. But obviously a lot to talk about today. And the Mets are THE story today. This team has lost more brutal games than I can ever remember a team losing. They were up 7-0, they had a RARE rocking chair game last night. And I have to say, I’ve been a big Pedro fan, but that was a terrible performance by him last night. You have a 7 run lead. You can’t be giving up homers left and right. And listen, I know Met fans are going to make a big deal out of the bullpen today, but a 2 run lead in that bandbox is nothing. And I also don’t want to hear about the Mets not tacking on more runs. You had a 7 run lead!! Has Wright been good in big spots this year? No. Could Delgado have given you something more than that double play? Sure. But last night was about Pedro. He can’t let that team back in that game. I mean, the Mets have blown more of these games than I’ve ever seen. Now they always pick themselves off the mat after these games. But how many times can you go to the well? How many times can you rebound from these horrendous losses? And last night gave you flashbacks of last September. The Phillies have a bunch of gamers. Rollins, Victorino, Werth. The Mets just make you scratch your head sometimes. That Phillies team was dead last night. And the Mets gave them life and now you have to be careful. Tonight is a MUST win game. I’m not big on saying games are “must win” but tonight is a MUST win game for the Mets. If they ever lost tonight with Johan, the Phillies might be off and running. Tough loss for the Yanks last night, but today is all about the Mets. We’ll get to your Yankee calls tomorrow, but today is for the Met fans."

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

This blog is great!!!

You have Mike/his mannerisms/and how he beats on the mets and takes the heat off the yanks down to a "T".


The last 2 posts have been hilarious!!

Good Job.

JD

Tom Mullaney said...

How much time can Evan Roberts spend on Jets PSLs that affect so few people in the audience?

I like Evan Roberts but whenever PSLs are in the news he becomes like Doggy talking about tennis or Mike on horse racing.

Enough already.

First Time, Long Time said...

JD...thanks...

Tom....To me, that's just a classic case of Roberts trying to be like Francesa. Talking about the issues that Francesa would talk about.

bigjf said...

You definitely have Mike's mannerisms and everything down perfect. It's like reading a transcript. However, there's no way he would spend the whole show on the Mets, and you know it. He would definitely open with the Yanks loss. He would complain about Pettitte and his lack of composure with the umpire and the strikezone. He would get on A-Rod a bit with the 2 GIDPs, and he would destroy Giambi. He would mention how Wakefield was very hittable, how the time is now to gain ground on the Red Sox with their injuries, and how the opportunity just slipped further away with last night's loss. Then he would say he still holds hope that the Yanks can come back in the race if they win the next 2 games and end up 4 back of Boston, but that if they lose either of the two they are done.

Then he might touch on the Mets from like 3-3:30 and take more Yankees calls.

First Time, Long Time said...

Bigjf...It was written a bit in jest...But I would not expect Mike to get on Andy too badly. He would concede that Andy has pitched some clunkers in big spots this year and that he needs to be better...but that he still believes in Andy. He would def. get on Giambi and Arod. But he would again say to all the naysayers that the Mets lost a 7 game lead with 17 to go, so why can't the Yanks make up 6 games with over 30 to go...