AMERICA KILLS Bin Laden!!! Paulino Roars to Life!

I was having a great time watching the Mets Game until the Bottom of the 8th (or was it top 9?) when the ESPN crew broke in to announce Osama Bin Laden has been killed.

That right there was a wrap on my beloved Mets for the night. I was on CNN in half a moment and forgot all about baseball for the next 2 hours until I got a final 2-1 Mets in 14.

First off, I have to say this feels like a national holiday. We’ve had so much bad news over the past 10 years we as a Nation deserve to finally celebrate good triumphing over evil.

I like to think of myself as a peaceful dude but I truly hope bin laden felt the terror of knowing the Navy SEALS were in his compound and coming for him. 

An initial report said he was shot in the head but I hope that cockroach took a some bullets to a few less lethal and highly painful places (knees, groin, stomach) before the kill shot. 

It was such an embarrassment that bin laden had evaded us for so long. It sent the clear message that you could fuck with America and get away with it.

But, suddenly it feels like America is back. Back as the barometer of good.

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Man, oh man I’m sorry I ever doubted the necessity of Ronny Paulino. The dude stepped into a Met uniform and promptly went 5-7 and drove in the game winner in the 14th!

Admittedly I didn’t see the final 5 innings but I hear there were “U-S-A” chants in CBP. Did it seem like people left the stadium when news broke or did the fans stay?

How ’bout Bobby V showering love on Fred?!?

Valentine said, “I’ve known Fred for over 40 years and I just want Fred to be happy… The one thing that’s been consistent with the Mets for 40 year is Fred’s love for the NY Mets”

Wow I was always under the impression there was acrimony between the 2 men ever since Bobby’s firing.

Hard to know what, if anything is behind those words. Could be Bobby being a good broadcaster and speaking from his heart. Or perhaps Valentine has an angle. 

Maybe he’s is indeed trying to participate in an ownership group. Or perhaps he’s trying to advocate for one of his friends who is in the mix for partial ownership.

Here’s one off the top of the head theory: Bobby’s ultimate goal is to manage the Mets again so if his friends are new owners and they’ve negotiated themselves decision making power Bobby V could very well succeed Collins

15 Responses to “AMERICA KILLS Bin Laden!!! Paulino Roars to Life!”

  1. JJ Says:

    Agree with you BMF…Bin Ladin deserved the Sonny Corleone treatment…including the final kick to the head…

  2. ProfessorReyes Says:

    When the news came after the U-S-A chants in the stadium I immediately thought of the Piazza home run and that first game back; so this win was especially sweet, kind of bookended.

    Holy COW Paulino, what the hell? :-D What a night he had. I’m kind of in shock. We could use big step-ups like that every game.
    And how about a little Big Love for Young David, hmmm? Some Beauty hits after that close-call strikeout, love it, David!

  3. ProfessorReyes Says:

    p.s. I would love Hairston to hit the ball more squarely instead of trying to lift everything out. A double would have been a much bigger help in that spot.

  4. ProfessorReyes Says:

    “You almost want to stop the game,” Mets manager Terry Collins said. “You almost want to just stop the game and have that girl come and sing another beautiful rendition of ‘God Bless America.’ “

  5. BrooklynBill Says:

    Obama swims with the fishes. There is a God.

  6. Howard Says:

    I just hope behind the scenes, they first made bin laden suffer and beg for his life, a little torment and then end it!

    As for the Mets, I think it is incredibly encouraging. True, we lost 2 of 3 to the Phils, but look at the pitching we are starting to get. Except for Pelphrey, the entire staff (SP and RP) are pitching fantastically for the most part. If this continues, we are going to make a run at the wild card for sure. And who knows what happens to the Phils as the season goes on. Most of their pitching staff is not getting any younger. Lets see what all those innings do to them as we get into August, etc.

    I am expecting big things from the Mets going forward.

    Let’s Go Mets!

  7. Matt the Met Fan Says:

    I lost two friends in the Towers that day .. so I don’t feel all that great about his (haven’t yet and will never say his name) death ..

    But I am so filled with pride right now .. for once the television is spewing video of people hoisting the American flag, saying “USA” instead of seeing others spit and burn it

    Great win by the Mets .. though I wish Young got the “W” he deserved …

  8. USMF Says:

    MtMF, I’m with you…I didn’t lose anybody and I’m glad that the bastard is dead, proof that capital punishment can be justice. but sadly, we’ve had him crippled for a long time and it’s his followers that we have to be more worried about. It’s especially sad that we have to wait until someone succeeds with a major terrorist act before we take it seriously. Let’s just remember that any form of terrorism is unacceptable and should be addressed quickly and justly before a major tragedy happens.

    Very happy that even though the news media has the county divided and our all political leaders are embarrassing us and refusing to do what is best for the county…we all can come together and be proud that we are the USA.

  9. Fort Greene Met Fan Says:

    Hard to express my feelings because I’m overcome, it’s all flooded back as if it was yesterday, too painful to put into words. But thank god, YES, we got him, FINALLY. I wish we had done it a decade ago instead of wasting time with unnecessary and totally unrelated wars. Now can we have our civil liberties back and bring shampoo on the plane? Can we learn to have mutual respect between cultures, religions, political parties? Can we not have a foreign policy based on taking other countries’ oil? That would make me feel less terrified about retaliation this morning.

    I missed the end of the game too, but like the Prof couldn’t stop thinking about Piazza’s homer—that was probably the first time I had smiled since 9/11. LET’S GO METS!!!!!!!

    I think of every person who died at his hands and every heroic person who worked to clean up Ground Zero, gave blood, fought for the rights of the families and survivors, the NYPD, the FDNY, the anonymous donors of money, the shoe store owners who gave sneakers to the barefoot people fleeing that day, Jon Stewart for not letting Congress screw those who got sick from the fumes, I think of everyone—and I will not forget.

  10. Cowcrusher Says:

    If one of Bobby V’s friends is Jerry Seinfeld or some other dedicated fan of the Metropolitans with a lot of cash floating around, good for us, we need it.
    Had to stay up last/early morning to see the game through…and yes, I too had that flash back to Mikey’s Home Run for America…though it would of been better if news broke during a game at New Shea.
    Looking forward to Tuesday…perhaps they will have a ceremony honoring all those that FGMF mentioned and more.
    We may have lost 2 from the Philthies, but I hope that even though that they have eclipsed Atlanta as our most hated rivals, both New York and Philadelphia fans high 5′d each other over the news Osama’s one way trip to Hell.

  11. cleonjones Says:

    My Friend lost his son on 9/11- they i.d. his body several years ago with about 1 inch of bone fragment- that was the only thing left. USA !!!!! USA !!!! Lets go Mets !

  12. JJ Says:

    Sorry for the political statement on BMF but..on Saturday I was lucky enough to visit Omaha Beach in Normandy..it’s an awesome site and something I hope all Americans can see (if you haven’t already)…what has happened over the past 24 hours and ten years only continues what has been going on for over 200 years in our great country…and allows us to have great fun debating the Mets…God Bless America…

  13. Buck Says:

    JJ- I was there last year and it was without a doubt the most awe inspiring, emotional, prideful, place an American can visit. It brought me to tears to see the sacrifice of so many for all of us! Definitely check it out when you go to France! It is also about the only place in France that Americans are still revered and thought of with extreme gratitude and thanks!

  14. BrooklynBill Says:

    UBL sleeps with the fishes, I meant of course.

    I wish we could see the video…air that for every time we’ve had to see the towers being hit.

    God Bless the American who pulled the trigger, talk about some clutch hitting!

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