Friday, October 24, 2008

What We Have Learned Today

We have learned that Mike tuned in to the Today Show this morning and saw it was 28 degrees. We have learned that he turned the show off when he saw what was going to happen to the Stock Market today. We have learned that Ron Darling, his guest co-host today, had a big meal this morning. We have learned they are doing the show from Mohegan Sun. We have learned that only Derek Jeter and Bernie ever ran hard 100% of the time. We have learned that Mike Piazza ran hard on groundouts, but sometimes not so on fly balls. We have learned that it's not cool to run balls out anymore. We have learned all about the maturation of Cole Hamels. We have learned that it is a Football Friday so we will spend several segments on the Breeders Cup. We have learned that Mike got a call from Willie Randolph. We have learned that Willie told Mike he had a great interview with the Brewers about becoming their manager. We have learned that since Mike is publicly reporting this on the radio, the Brewers will likely get pissed and look elsewhere. We have learned that Mike has made Ron "Omar" for the day and asked what he would to do the Mets. We have learned that Ron would eat Castillo's contract. We have learned that Mike had no problem with that notion, yet nearly ripped a callers head off yesterday who suggested the same thing, to which Francesa replied the "mets will never eat $18 million!!!!" We have learned that Ron won't go after Manny. We have learned Ron considers Delgado part of the core. We have learned that Ron is not willing to give Murphy an everyday job, but would live with Tatis and Murphy as an everyday leftfield platoon. We have learned that Ron would not pay K-Rod, but wouldn't mind Fuentes. We have learned that Ron would go and sign Derrek Lowe. We have learned that Ron thinks Maine could become a closer. We have learned that Mike asked Ron to be the Met GM for the day, but keeps throwing trades and signings at Ron without letting Darling have an original thought of his own. And what we have not learned yet, is why Mike hasn't demanded to Ron that the Mets break up the core and trade Wright.

5 comments:

KBilly said...

Dog says that for the fist time in a while we have a World Series. There's a 100% chance of rain in Philly tomorrow and MLB will look to call that game early to avoid a Saturday night game and Play Sunday b/c there's no NFL this Sunday night.

bigjf said...

You know, I've seen Bernie Williams make some bad running mistakes over his career, so if he was running hard that whole time, he wasn't running "smart," I guess.

Oh, and another reason players don't run hard on every groundball, aside from being fashionable, over the course of a long 162 game season if you bust it on every groundball or pop fly out you hit, your chance of injury goes way up. It isn't like these guys play 2 games a week or anything. They gain enough minor injuries and "wear and tear" as it is over the season. The case might be different for a bench player or some youngster, but I can't bash someone like Manny Ramirez for not running hard on a groundball that would get him thrown out 99% of the time in the big leagues. Yes, it looks bad if he's not on second base after an outfielder makes an error on a shallow flyball, but there's a difference between hustling and being stupid. These guys do have to protect themselves. The idea of going hard on every single play sounds wonderful but it's not realistic.

Bill.... from Hauppauge said...

Geez, a big spot on the breeder's cup..........off to Dog, CNBC, Kaye and ANYTHING else

Peteski said...

thanks for the breakdown - hilarious.

Peteski said...

Mike's brother was a Roman Gabriel fan - who would've thunk it? EVEN after he left the Eagles!