Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Is There Anything the New York Mets Don’t Need?

By Nicholas Stix

What They Need

1. Speed on the bases (presently, all they have are Amed Rosario and Brandon Nimmo, and Rosario has so far failed as a base stealer);

2. Men with a proven ability to bunt (both for base hits and sacrifices), and beat shifts (Rosario, a lanky, fleet-footed, young SS, recently had to go on a three-day paid leave to study bunting!);

3. Batters who hit line drives, and who rarely strike out;

4. More young, healthy players (e.g., guys who don’t injure themselves, while rehabbing injuries);

5. Smarter players, who don’t seriously injure themselves after refusing sound advice to check out possible injuries (e.g., Moron Syndergaard);

6. A new bullpen, to replace the one that manager Mickey Callaway destroyed; and

7. A new manager.


Anonymous said...

Same list could have been posted in 1962.The good news--using the same timeline--in 7 years you'll be world champions again.
--GR Anonymous

Anonymous said...

jerry pdx
Yet another white woman falls victim to a murderous black in the progressive paradise known as Portland OR, but the muted local coverage this story is getting pretty much guarantees it will be forgotten by the public within a day or two, if they even noticed it in the first place that is:
29 yr. old Dallas Boyd is strangled to death by 58 yr. old black man Terry Hickman in a van. No word on what she was doing in the van with him but according to reader comments Ms. Boyd was involved in drugs. Hickman has a long rap sheet of various crimes. I can't help but wonder if he's killed before and might be a serial killer, of course since he's black it's a lot less likely anybody will look into his past.

Going back to my comment about "noticing", try this experiment: Ask family and friends if they remember certain local killings that involved race. I've done it and noticed an interesting pattern, they virtually never remember black on white murders, even when they've recently happened, but they'll remember white on black killings that happened decades ago. Same things happen with race killings that make the national stage, they'll only know white on black killings but won't remember a single white murdered by a black, except for OJ killing his white wife, though they may well think he's innocent of that. Seriously though, I can be sitting in front of the TV and see this story with someone I know and then a few hours later ask if they remember, and they'll give me a blank look and say: I don't remember anything about it. It's actually happened more than a few times, practically everybody in my family practices this kind of willful forgetfulness. However, if it's the much rarer white on black murder, they will remember it.