Friday, August 25, 2006

Transplanting Myself To the Point Of Exhaustion

We had our company's national sales meeting down in Jacksonville this week. Between all the presentations and meetings, I was dependent on Metsblog and Hot Foot to keep me up do date on Metsdoings. I returned back Wednesday afternoon, and promptly headed to the UNCG campus, where I have started taking graduate school classes. I'm taking classes two nights a week, for three hours at a time. If all that weren't enough, I have a last-minute trip to Chicago next week as well. This is interfering greatly with my ability to follow the Mets! Due to my ridiculously hectic schedule, I've not seen, among other things, either of Dave Williams starts, Shawn Green in a Mets uniform, or even Guillermo Mota pitch.

Now, I am not giving up on blogging on this site, but I have to be honest with my readers (both of you) and admit that my perspective on the Mets is based more and more on what I read on other blogsites (thank you Mets Guy In Michigan, Metstradamus, Toasty Joe, The Metropolitans, et al), and than what I see with my own eyes.

Now if you'll excuse me, I have to take a nap. By the way, the Mets swept the Cardinals out of Shea Stadium yesterday, while sending down Lastings Milledge and Ricky Ledee, trading for Formerly Transplanted ex-met Kelly Stinnet, and placing Ramon Castro on the 60 day disabled list. Omar might be as tired as I am!

Tuesday, August 22, 2006

Greetings From Florida

While my company was having it's national sales meeting down here in Jacksonville, the Mets were staging a performance for the season's highlight reel with a comeback win against a probable postseaon opponent. Down 7-1 against the St. Louis Cardinals, the Mets came back to win 8-7, thanks to a grand salami by Carlos Delgado and a walk-off homer by Carlos Beltran off transplanted ex-met Jason Isringhausen. Newly acquired former Piazza nemesis Guillermo Mota pitched a scoreless inning in the win.

The Mets also solidified their outfield for October tonight, by trading for Shawn Green. Sent to Arizona is no-namer Evan McClane. I guess it's not Milledge Time, after all...

Even better news for the day was the fate of Tom Glavine, who not only is not lost for the year, but may pitch as early as next week.

Mets Magic Number is now 25.

Sunday, August 20, 2006

Early Morning Scare! Tom Glavine May Be Out For Season

I'm up early this morning, off to the airport for yet another business trip, but I stopped by the trusty computer to type a few words about last night's Magical reunion and win over the Rockies. What the online version of the Daily News gave me instead was this.

And then I read the article:

Tom may have a blood clot - Lefty's season is in jeopardy

Tom Glavine's health and his season are in jeopardy, a potentially crushing blow to the pitcher as well as to the Mets' World Series ambitions, the Daily News has learned. Sources said the southpaw has experienced coldness in a finger on his pitching hand, and that the cause of the alarming condition isn't yet known.

The 287-game winner is scheduled for a CT scan tomorrow, while an angiogram is planned for Wednesday.

Doctors are unsure whether the problem is related to a blood clot or possibly a "knot" in an artery near his left shoulder. Depending on the diagnosis, Glavine could miss little time or the rest of the season. The "knot" could require invasive surgery, while a clot might be able to be dissolved and limit the time lost.

Nice way to start a trip, huh?