Ding Dong the Yanks are Dead

Oh Joy! It’s one of my favorite days of the year Yankee Elimination Day.

I tried to avoid watching the game as much as possible because there’s nothing that makes my head explode more than a Yankee comeback in the Bronx.

But I peeked in the 7th and saw the Tigers leading 3-1 so I got sucked in and stayed until the 3 straight strikes K’d A-Rod to end the season and put the cap on another awful post season by Rodriguez.

Oh the baseball season brings so much pain to a Met fan. All of our losses combined with all those Yankee wins makes this very moment so sweet.

Enjoy this day Met fans. 

Bask in the glory of being able to taunt Yankee fans.

I think Yankee Elimination day should be an unofficial, official holiday for ALL Met fans who live and work amongst fans of the Evil Empire. 

37 Responses to “Ding Dong the Yanks are Dead”

  1. Florida Met Fan Rich Says:

    The sun shines brighter….The air smells cleaner…Food tastes better!

    I want us to be in the playoffs one day!

  2. BrooklynBill Says:

    USMF, LC - I dont think trading Wright and moving in the fences are mutually exclusive.

    The Mets need to do something about the dimensions ASAP or else they’ll never be able to sign anyone b/c no offensive player will want to come here…their #s will absolutely go into the tank!!

    So I say that’s a given, Mets need to do that regardless of whether they hang onto Wright and/or Bay. Defensively, Wright has been atrocious and he’s morphed into a hitter who can only hit lefties.

    Completely agree on dumping Pelf and resigning Cappy. Cap should only get better.

    How old did A-ROD look in that series???? hahahaha

  3. JoeG Says:

    Amen….the Yanks are gettin older/fatter/slower-they still have to pay A-fraud for 6 more years!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  4. BlondiesJake Says:

    BMF, as I was clicking to go to your page, I was thinking of headline, “Ding Dong the Witch is Dead.” Too funny how our demented minds think alike.

    Love the idea yankees Elimination Day should be a holiday. Out here in LA, there are plenty of annoying yankee fans, including a waitress at sports bar I go to often who became fan of them less than two years ago because her boyfriend roots for them. I look forward to taunting her next visit!

  5. Lord Charles Says:


    I agree that moving the fences in is a given. My only point (which was made poorly) is that if you are going to do that, trading Wright this winter makes little sense, as his value can’t get lower, but if moving the fences in brings him back to 2008 form (or even 2010 form, a 3B with 29 HR and an OPS/OPS+ of .850/131 is elite) then the Mets are sitting in a great position.

    And speaking of older/fatter/slower… if Sabathia opts out of his contract, anyone who gives him more than the 4/$92MM that he would be walking away from is a new level of insane.

  6. BlondiesJake Says:

    LC, please call him CC Fatbathia from now on, he deserves it. And totally with you on trying to rebuild Wright’s value if planning to deal him. I think mentally he and Bay will benefit quite a bit from the fences moved in. Unfortunately, the Mets lousy pitchers are going to be even worse with the shorter distance to leave the yard.

  7. Lord Charles Says:

    ^Plus, by next June/July, the Mets should know what they have left in Johan and a better idea of the timetables of Wheeler/Harvey/Mejia/Familia. If Johan is healthy, and any two of those guys look like they will be legit, then Mets might actually be able to a competitive staff together for the 2013 season.

  8. CowCrusher Says:

    Methinks sabathia has been drinking way too many bottles of Pepsi Max, the official soft drink of the MLB. :) (maybe they paid him in cases of the stuff?)
    I agree with you about the fences at Shea2. It’s part of what makes it a real ballpark opposed to ones in the Bron-x and south Philthy.

  9. Lord Charles Says:

    ^I still think it will be a real park, just a little more fair to the hitters. Even if the lower the wall and fence off the Mo-Zone, it’s still going to be a lot bigger than CBP or Yankee Stadium.

  10. USMF Says:

    I think that if somebody blows us away for an offer on Wright, then I’d do it…lets be honest, Wright has gotten pretty poor in the field, K’s way too much and doesn’t hit for enough power or produce runs.

    That said, I don’t think we’ll see a great offer for him now. He’s been injured, he hasn’t produced well in three years and his option can be dropped if he’s traded. I think Sandy would get the most in return if he waited for the trade deadline similar to what he did with Beltran.

    As for the fences getting moved in, I would bet that it’ll help out hitters more than it hurts the pitchers. Say what they want, but it’s obvious that CityField has Eff’ed with Wright and Bays approach…it’s screwed them up at home and away. Moving of the fences should help them get their confidence back…and that’s huge.

    I don’t think it will screw them up as much as you think. It’s not like they’ve been doing a great job at keeping the ball in the park as it is. I think that Mets pitchers tend to get into bad habits because they pitch in such a big park and get burned by it…they give up the most HR’s on the road in the NL. I know that they aren’t the best staff in the league, but they shouldn’t be at the bottom.

    Plus, I think it gets in our pitchers heads knowing that they can’t get any run support, so then they try to pitch too fine and get burned.

    There are plenty of other teams that pitch in hitters parks and they do fine…and make the playoffs…

  11. CowCrusher Says:

    ^I guess the question is, by how much should they move the fences in? I would hate to lose the “Great Wall of Flushing”….. Over time it will become a chapter in the book of Baseball lore.

  12. USMF Says:

    So does winning a WS…

  13. CowCrusher Says:

    Sorry, I would rather have a team play in a real ballpark than in a “Billion Dollar Batting Cage” with 50k overpriced seats around it. :)

  14. USMF Says:

    True…that park is really a joke…I’ve never seen a park make average hitters look so good.

    But I think the idea with CityField is make it more of a “fair” park like Shea was.

    I bet the changes will be: taking down the 2nd level wall in LF, so it’s only 8tht tall. Even out the Mo Zone. Maybe bring in the Fence in Right Center a little too…most of these changes shouldn’t be hard or expensive to pull off.

  15. Jomama Says:

    I love when the Tankees lose.

    Now in terms of making Shea a more hitter friendly ballpark, that sounds great to me. But make no illusions that it’s going to help Bay or Wright at the plate. If it were only that easy.

  16. Lord Charles Says:

    ^^I’ve heard there is even talk of putting an 8′ wall in front of the “GWoF,” perhaps allowing for a couple of rows of “premium” OF seats.

  17. USMF Says:

    LC-I’ve heard the extra rows of seats idea too…but I’ve only heard that coming for fan suggestions…but then again , it’s all fan/media speculation at this point.

    The way I see it, if the Mets are truly worried about money, they’d try to do the cheapest move possible. Adding more seats would probably and millions to the price, and seeing that they can’t see the seats they have, then why add more.

    I do think a Picnic area in the Mo Zone is realistic.

  18. AJW Says:

    I actually saw some yank fans actually praying (to god I suppose ) in game 5 of the ALDS, God was probably saying YOU WANT MORE??? like the guy in Oliver Twist.

  19. ProfessorReyes Says:

    What a bunch of wooses we’re all becoming. Do we really have to keep shrinking the parks?
    Irregardless of the fences being lower back then, seems like people could still hit home runs with 450-ft outfields (upwards of 500 in center!). I might be the only person besides CC who doesn’t want the owners to cave on this.

    Plus who do we need these extra seats for exactly????

  20. ProfessorReyes Says:

    p.s. Wasn’t about to stay up for it, so yea, that moment of “yes!” this morning was super-sweet. I’ll be looking for that last AB video, oh yes.

  21. BrooklynBill Says:

    A picnic area? never happening again my friends…not after the formation of New York Mets Hospitality Inc. The Mets get all of the concession profits…eliminating competition so they can gouge the fan was the whole point.

  22. BrooklynBill Says:

    As for Wright, I dont know what else to say…he’s been such a disappointment. He’s regressed so much, esp in the field. Not sure who would want him. Maybe holding out hope that the new dimensions help is the best thing to do…defensively, maybe getting Ike back @ 1B cuts down on the throwing issues.

  23. CowCrusher Says:

    Prof, look for the same goofy look Aroid had last year during the ALCS :)
    Last night at the bar I was at there were more people cheering for the Tigers and except for skankee fans, the rest bailed as Aroid struck out. So much for CNY being Skankee Country, huh?

  24. CowCrusher Says:

    Sorry, “except for two skankee fans”…

  25. USMF Says:

    I still say move Wright to Center Field. He can handle it.

    Then you got a home for Murphy at 3rd and don’t have to keep Angel “Can I come with you to OZ so I can get a brain” Pagan.

    I doubt the picnic area would be cheep…it’ll probably be one of those things that you spend 3grand and you’re party can sit in RF and get a poorly catered meal.

  26. Lord Charles Says:

    ^Wright to CF is an interesting thought. Assuming an offensive rebound, he’d still be a plus offensive player there, and if they move the fences in, there won’t be as much of a need for a CF with huge range, though Wright would still have more range than Bay would. I am having a hard time remembering any one who made a transition from 3B to CF, though. Biggio is about the closest comparison.

  27. the dude formerly known as bill l. Says:

    If part of the reason for moving the fences in, is to recapture the power of vintage David Wright, why on earth would you couple that with a mid-career move to a totally new position? More likely than not, he won’t have his best offensive year while learning a new position. Plus, as he’s not a center fielder, you can be sure that he’ll want to go back to 3B with another club after next season, so what have you gained? I would definitely not move him from 3B for next season. Nor would I move Bay to CF. If there are no trades/FA’s out there, I’d rather stick with “dumb as a box of Pagans” for another year.

  28. USMF Says:

    You’d gain the ability to save 4-5mil on dumping Pagan or finding another CF’er though Free Agency.

    You’d make your infield D better by having Murph at 3rd instead of Murph at 2nd and Wright at 3rd. You’d be able to keep Murph and Wright and (*insert 2nd baseman of your choose here*) in the everyday lineup.

    Pagan wasn’t very good in CF this year, and Wright is athletic enough to play the position and CF is more about physical skills then mental.

    Wrights bat is just as valuable as a CF’er than it is a 3rd basemen. Lets’ be honest, Wrights not a good 3rd basemen right now.

    I think if sold to Wright properly, I’d think he’d go for it and the position switch could help him mentally just as easily as it could hurt him.

    I’d rather play Pride everyday than another year of Pagan…

  29. Lord Charles Says:

    I agree with you, tdfkabl. Just thought it was interesting.

    Another reason why the Mets will probably have to keep Pagan is because assuming Reyes leaves, who bats leadoff? I will give Pagan this, his career .809 OPS batting leadoff (154 games) is nothing to scoff at.

  30. BlondiesJake Says:

    Since the team’s pitching is likely to stink again, would it really hurt to gamble with Wright in CF? The worst that could happen is the team loses more games. And at least we wouldn’t have to watch Angel “Dumb As A Box Of” Pagans anymore!

  31. USMF Says:

    Isn’t is a forgone conclusion that the Mets are gonna next year no matter what?

    We sign Reyes, the Rotation is still weak…we don’t know what Santana will be, and the rest don’t scare me…we have no closer and I doubt Sandy’s gonna spend a lot for one.

    We don’t sign Reyes, we can hope maybe Sandy signs a good FA pitcher, but the line up takes a big hit and we still have no pen and a mediocre rotation.

    We have look, sign Reyes hope everything goes right or don’t sign Reyes and hope everything goes right…odds are next year is gonna be rough…it’s after 2013 that some youth may be injected into this team and turn it around.

  32. BrooklynBill Says:

    I’m not sure moving Wright to any OF position is a real possibility.

    Pagan may have the same IQ as batting donut but, most players are not rocket scientists and they don’t have to be. His instincts are not that great but his biggest problem is consistency and staying healthy, not his IQ. Defensively he is ok…no Chris Young but ok. Holy cra%p, did anyone just see that amazing catch!!?? Wow.

  33. BlondiesJake Says:

    As I tweeted, Young’s catch was sick, sick, SICK. But with Betancourt driving in Braun right after, the grab is looking like it’s destined to go down in history like Endy Chavez’ in 2006, mostly forgotten except by D’Backs fans because his team ended up losing the game and getting knocked out. But it was TREMENDOUS, one of the best I’ve ever seen.

  34. the dude formerly known as bill l. Says:

    Hey, it’s the top of the ninth. Phils down by a run. For my money, if the Cards take out Carpenter for Motte or whomever to start the bottom of the ninth, they are out of their freakin’ mind. Carpenter is their best shot, at least to start the ninth. He’s a beast.

  35. IrishMike Says:

    tdfkab - same here. LaRussa must be conflicted since he likes using 14 ppitchers per game. But Carpenter is lights out right now.

  36. IrishMike Says:

    And it’s Carpenter and he closes it out. Boy the postseason is a crapshoot - the best team in each league gone in the first round.

    I hope Howard is okay but at least he has plenty of time to recover.

  37. CowCrusher Says:

    Howard will be fine wben he gets his tee times all set up. The philths and the skanks losing within 24 hours….sucha deal!

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