I thought my comments about the Mets pitching staff not being overpowering hurting us while playing the field at Citifield and being a major cause of the poor home record was self explanatory but I forgot we have an adult with a child’s brain and behavior in the room.
Jake, let me simplify the concept for you. By not having an overpowering pitching staff who get very few strikeouts in a very large ballpark like Citifield, putting the ball in play is going to get the team many more hits and consequently runs than in a smaller stadium. The fact that our relief except for Parnell does not strike out a lot of people, we further get hurt with the field the size of Citifield. Do you get it now or do I need to simplify it further for you? So although it would appear that we have a team built to do well at Citifield, our pitching staff not being able to strike out batters on any reasonable basis really hurts us at home.
Howard I have never thought “we have a team built to do well at Citifield” although i would like to see us beghin to do it.
We need speed, defense and pitching in order to do that. Kkind of like the Cardinals in the Whitey Herzog days (Mcgee, Coleman, Etc.), guys withe speed that can hit te ball in the gaps and leg out triples, such as Reyes.
This was one of the reasons why I thought the signing of Jason Bay was bad.
He claimed he was out barring a miracle. He’ll be here every day “proving” he’s right with or without me. He’s a gutless dips**t who figures if he hollers longer and louder it will make him right. Sadly, there are people on here who believe him.
IrishMike, you’re right. But I don’t care. I come here because it’s Adam’s site and it’s fun. Nobody besides him has the right to tell me what I can say, who I can argue with, how I can post, etc. Since logical, fact-based arguments aren’t required, allowing idiots like Howard to run amok, I’ve decided to blast away as I see fit.
Knock yourself out. But you know that BMF benefits from more clicks, more responses to his daily posts and thus more regular posters. “Blasting away” and telling a respected (and female) poster to ‘GFY’ is a good way to drive people away and, if nothing else, do a huge disservice to BMF, someone I believe we both consider a friend.
IrishMike, I didn’t know PR was female but I don’t see how that matters. Having said that, how many more clicks did this site get when Howard and I were arguing. There were 40-50 posts a day. I’d say, sadly, that was good for business. But I will try to play nice.