Saturday, July 29, 2006

Life Is Good

I heard most of yesterday's game on's Gameday Audio, though work duties forced me to leave my hotel room before I could hear Billy Wagner close the door on the Mets 6-4 win over Atlanta. Pedro Martinez came back from the DL to get the win, and after a shaky first inning was downright dominant before getting replaced by Feliciano to start the seventh. This afternoon, if El Duque can secure a win, it will make this season even more joyful - besides extending the Mets divisional lead, it would also injure the Braves chances of winning the Wild Card. I'll be home tomorrow in time to see Tom Glavine close out the series. Hopefully he'll be attempting to close out a sweep!

Wednesday, July 26, 2006

Harold Reynolds Fired; Steve Phillips Is A Jackass

According to a report in Newsday, Harold Reynolds has been fired from ESPN due to allegations over sexual harrassment. If the allegations are true, I'm glad he got the axe. But the most infuriating part of the article was this:

Reynolds, a major-leaguer for 12 seasons before joining ESPN in 1996, did not appear on "Baseball Tonight" on Monday after having worked the Sunday show, during which he and fellow analyst Steve Phillips suggested the Yankees trade Alex Rodriguez.

I don't need to hear one word from Steve Phillips about trading Alex Rodriguez! He should be barred from ever uttering those two words unless he blames the Wilpons for making himself teh scapegoat for botching the A-Rod Free Agent negotiations. Even though I'm glad we have David Wright now and I have to laugh at the Yankees misery of having their AL MVP get booed out of town, I will STILL never get over that botch job by Steve Phillips!

On and Off The Road Again

I am in San Diego again, but the Padres are out of town so I won't be able to enjoy a game on this business trip. Meanwhile, my travels and some car trouble this week have prevented me from posting. Thankfully, John Maine and Jose Valentin saved the series for us because I don't know how I could have dealt with getting swept by the Cubs! I'll try and post comments based on what I see on SportsCenter from my hotel room over the next few days. Meanwhile, Lets Go Mets! I mean it. Really. Lets Go, Mets!