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.
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