My friend Bob* and I had a text message conversation yesterday morning, while I was commuting into the city for a business meeting. I forgot to bring a newspaper, so he kept me entertained. We both vented about our frustration with this team.
ME: Good Morning to you and how you be?
BOB: Not bad. Yourself
ME: Fine. on the train to nyc.
BOB: When is our Mets game? How much do I owe you?
ME: september 6. 30 bucks. they should be in last place by then. Bobby V would do better with this crew
BOB: Totally, I'm tiring of the Manuel Schtick
ME: the 97 mets had less talent and won more.
BOB: More heart and a better manager. Also more clubhouse leaders.
ME: and more Baergas
BOB: Sorely missed
ME: At least myheinousanusreyes is back.
BOB: Nobody worth rooting for besides Johan and K-Rod. Even Wright is a loser
ME: k-rod couldn't get mariano rivera out. johan has thrown more teammates under the bus than Cindy Brady would... at least he's a man though.
BOB: He's a man. He's a man.
ME: to hell with all these guys
BOB: I've never been so disconnected before. Minus them sucking, I think some of it is getting older and being distracted by kids.
ME: yeah me too. but also these guys just aren't that likeable. even in 2007, before september, i wasn't digging on this group.
BOB: It's the personalities. Nobody has a good one. We need another Ventura.
ME: yeah he was great and so was leiter, turk wendell and even derek bell
BOB: Yep on all those guys - these guys are dull...dull quotes...dull looks on their faces. We'd be better off with Manuel as a player.
ME: bunch of spoiled millionares
BOB: Yep. Even the Yanks have Damon and Swisher, who are fun guys.
ME: a caller to mike francesca proposed ryan church for nick swisher. i thought that was a good deal for both teams.
BOB: I would do it. I like Church, but he is SUCH a dud.
ME: yeah and swisher has more power, which we need too. You know who's another guy the Mets miss? Cliff Floyd.
BOB: BIG time
ME: ok, getting off the train now. Get back to work!
*name has been changed to protect the innocent