Any Met fan should really be hanging their heads. Not only did their team blow it,
but they have to sit and listen to the gleeful Mike Francesa piss all over their team. Hey Mike, we didn't get our pound of flesh when the Yankees were eliminated. They didn't collapse. They just stunk.
Anyway, here is a compare/contrast on today's show with both takes from Abbott and Costello:
ON THE METS DOWN THE STRETCH
Francesa - "Those guys gagged again. They don't know how to win!"
Russo - "The Mets lack a quotient of courage."
ON JERRY MANUEL
Francesa - He likes Jerry and thinks he should come back. "I will smile at him if he comes back."
Russo - He likes Jerry and thinks he should come back.
ON THE SHEA POST-GAME CEREMONY:
Francesa - "Part of the Mets' charm is that they could screw up a one-car funeral.
The post-game Shea ceremony was one of the most surrealistic celebrations of mankind."
Russo - They did a better job than the Yankees. It wasn't pretentious. He was glad that Mr. Met was involved.
ON THE CORE
Francesa - There are 3 untouchables(Pelfrey, Santana and Beltran). The rest of the team can go.
Russo - Mets in a tricky spot. How can you break up the core? "They have to keep Delgado. Wright's too good. Reyes is too good. You have to bring back Beltran."
ON JOHAN SANTANA
Francesa - Santana did his job. The rest of the team? Not so much.
Russo - Santana pitched wonderfully. But this isn't about him.
And Now, A Note From Brian Powell
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