Saturday, February 11, 2012
A picture is worth 1,000 words
Speaking of the Mets, it shows that we've been in a news lull when the biggest story is that Sandy Alderson has a Twitter account (@MetsGM). Sandy had a few funny tweets this week, and some thought these tweets were factual, and others were shaken by them as comments on the team's financial situation. Folks, we're going to need to have a sense of humor this year. Hey, I'll still watch, listen to, or attend every game, and even block my Outlook calendar every time there's a weekday day game, so I can sit in my office and listen to it without interruption. But let's be real, this may be a struggle. I believe this may be one of the worst defensive teams in the history of baseball. DHuda has no business playing RF and is trying to learn the position in the big leagues, as Murphy is with 2B. We love DW, but he's prone to the defensive miscue, and in my opinion, Thole is an unmitigated disaster behind the plate. So, let's lighten up, hope for the best, and enjoy baseball. Make sense? The Mets are doing everything they can to appeal to fans, since they know this may get ugly. They are developing a strong social media presence, they moved the fences in (sharp pain as I typed that) and they're reaching out to bloggers (not me, or many others, so they're selective). The first grapefruit league game is three weeks from Monday, and it's on SNY. I'll be watching.
One more note. This week, I've read some anti-Tebow comments here and there. What amuses me is that many of them come from self-proclaimed "liberal, open-minded people". These folks, in other contexts, taut the first amendment, and how people have a right to demonstrate (Occupy Wall Street, this movement or that movement), but then say they're bothered by Tebow's demonstration of religious devotion. Oh, I see...People can demonstrate, burn flags, march for a cause, as long as YOU like what they're saying. I should have known. People who stand for a cause that you don't agree with should NOT have the right to demonstrate. I get it. So, you're a hypocrite. It's clear now.
I had to write that, as it's been bothering me. I promise, more frequent, baseball-only posts from now on.