Posts Tagged ‘New York Mets’

Everybody’s a comedian

April 3, 2011

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The beleagured New York Mets are now officially the laughingstock of the Big Apple. A staff member of SNY, the Mets OWN television station, ran this clip from Family Guy before the club’s season opener. The clip has baby Stewie at a Mets game. In the clip, the stadium announcer says, “Welcome to Opening Day. Here’s the first pitch. *crack* And the season’s over.”

Naturally, the Mets opened the season on April Fool’s Day. The unamused television station wouldn’t comment on whether they fired the guy who inserted the clip into the Mets broadcast.

WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU COMBINE THE MAKE A WISH FOUNDATION WITH THE CITY OF PHILADELPHIA?

January 22, 2011

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This could be the greatest Youtube parody video ever!

It’s a fake news report about a cancer-stricken little girl in Philadelphia whose dying wish is to heckle New York Mets third baseman David Wright.

The eight-year-old calls Wright a “scumbag,” and “human garbage.” She attends a Phillies/Mets game where she hurls expletives at the third baseman and ends up getting thrown out of the game for dumping a beer on him.

When asked about David Wright, the girl concludes her interview with the fake tv reporter by saying, “I hope he gets cancer like me.”

Hilarious!

WOW, BOBBY VALENTINE MUST REALLY BE A DICK

November 19, 2010

 THE ONLY WAY THAT BOBBY VALENTINE IS GETTING BACK IN A METS GAME IS BY DISGUISE (AGAIN)

One of the recurring themes of the baseball book (and soon to be Brad Pitt movie) “Moneyball” is how worthless and insignificant Major League managers are. The entire “Moneyball” concept and model was developed by the Oakland A’s franchise under general manager Billy Beane. Sandy Alderson was the A’s executive who originally hired Beane and all his disciples.

Alderson was recently hired by the New York Mets as their GM and has decided to “get the band back together,” bringing in former A’s “Moneyball” adherents Paul DePodesta and J.P. Ricciardi . The Mets “Moneyball” guys are apparently out to prove a point-ANYONE can manage a big league ballclub. As if to drive home that point, the Mets brought in one of the most disgraced managers in recent Major League history, Wally Backman, for an interview Thursday.

Backman was once the manager of the Arizona Diamondbacks. For all of four days in November of 2004. Backman may have been the first manager in history to be fired for having bad credit. Just one day after the Diamondbacks press conference announcing his hiring, a story appeared about Backman having declared bankruptcy after owing some 20 creditors, including the IRS, money. Then it was revealed that he once had a DUI. Arizona fired him before he ever managed a game.

Backman may have been able to go to freecreditreport.com and clear up some of his other problems, but it’s not like he’s matured any. While managing an independent league team in the minors a couple years ago, Backman had one of the greatest meltdowns in baseball history:

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The Mets four managerial finalists also include Terry Collins, Chip Hale and Bob Melvin. Not being considered for the job is big-name, high-profile, self serving egotist Bobby Valentine. Valentine, now an ESPN analyst, is the last man to manage the New York Mets into the World Series. He also managed a championship team in Japan and as a retaurateur claims to have invented the wrap.

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METS CLUBHOUSE MANAGER CAUGHT ON TAPE BETTING ON BASEBALL WITH MOBSTERS

November 6, 2010

 

The New York Daily News is reporting that the District Attorney Office in Queens is investigating the clubhouse manager of the New York Mets. Charlie Samuels is suspected of betting on baseball and stealing from the Mets.

The DA’s office is contending Samuels is part of an organized crime ring that bet on baseball. Samuels was “caught on wiretaps” betting on baseball games according to the Daily News.

That would be enough to get him kicked out of baseball for life but Samuels’ problems don’t end there. He also apparently embezzled money from the Mets for the specific purpose of gambling. Samuels would often write himself a check from the Mets then later pay the money back two or three weeks later. He apparently didn’t pay back all of the money.

Samuels is now also suspected of stealing a bunch of equipment from the Mets and re-selling it. Samuels had worked for the Mets for 27 years. He was paid $80,000 annually but according to the Daily News his tax returns showed he made $700,000 last year. Samuels even has houses in the Hamptons and the Carribean.

This case may be linked to the 2005 incident in which a Mets groundskeeper was found to be part of a $360 million gambling ring with ties to the Bonnano crime family.

Charlie Samuels

CHARLIE SAMUELS

BASEBALL BLOGGER/COMPUTER GEEK BACK ON TOP

October 31, 2010

PAUL DEPODESTA

If you’ve ever read the book “Moneyball,” the hero of Michael Lewis’ best-seller was young executive Paul DePodesta. Or, rather, DePodesta’s computer. DePodesta was GM Billy Beane’s right-hand man with the Oakland A’s.

Following the release of “Moneyball,” DePodesta was hired as GM of the Los Angeles Dodgers, The Dodgers won a division title in DePodesta’s one season as a Big League general manager before he was fired by the crazy-ass McCourts.

One of the first moves by recently named New York Mets general manager Sandy Alderson was to hire DePodesta as part of his effort “to get the band back together” and hire a number of former A’s executives.

DePodesta became famous for leading the A’s to 103 wins and an A.L. West title in 2002 after his computer came up with career backup catcher Scott Hatteberg as the replacement for A.L. MVP Jason Giambi. DePodesta is also famous for suing to get his name removed from “Moneyball” the movie. He was apparently unhappy with the choice of a fat guy (Jonah Hill) to play him while Brad Pitt was cast as the Billy Beane character.

In recent years DePodesta has worked for the San Diego Padres and been a blogger.

Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game

METS MESS: K-ROD ARRESTED SAME DAY JOHAN SANTANA IS FORMALLY ACCUSED OF RAPE

August 12, 2010

 

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Just moments after telling a reporter to “mind your own f**ing business,” New York Mets reliever Francisco Rodriguez was hauled off the diamond following a game at Citi Field and thrown in jail for assaulting his own father-in-law. Rodriguez was charged with third deggree assault and actually suspended by the Mets who placed him on the restricted list Thursday.

AMBULANCE CALLED FOR K-ROD’S FATHER-IN LAW FOLLOWING BRAWL IN TEAM TUNNEL

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The K-Rod fracas happened on the same day that Mets starting pitcher Johan Santana was accused of rape in a civil suit filed by a New York woman. She says Santana raped her on a golf course. Santana came back Thursday to shut out the Rockies.

Rodriguez and Santana make a combined $174.5 million from the Mets with pretty mediocre results. Last year, K-Rod had a 3.71 ERA for the Mets. This season, he has a respectable 2.24 ERA and 25 saves but was not an All Star. Rodriguez had an all-time record 62 saves with the Los Angeles Angels in 2008.

Santana’s record has been even more pedestrian. He is just 9-6 (also not an All Star) after winning just 13 games last year. Although his ERA is fine, Santana is far from the dominating force he was for the Minnesota Twins earlier this decade.

August 12, 2010

FAN RUNS ONTO FIELD TO PROTEST ARIZONA IMMIGRATION LAW

August 2, 2010

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A YOUNG FAN ELUDES METS SECURITY AT CITI FIELD THIS WEEKEND. HE WAS PROTESTING THE NEW ARIZONA IMMIGRATION LAW DURING THE NEW YORK METS/ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS BASEBALL GAME

UNBELIEVABLY, BOBBY BONILLA FINDS A WAY TO GET METS FANS TO HATE HIM EVEN MORE

July 1, 2010

METSMADOFF

METS PREVOUS FINANCIAL ADVISER BERNIE MADOFF

No wonder Bernie Madoff thought the New York Mets were such easy suckers.

Today’s Wall Street Journal has a story about how the baseball team was so anxious to get out of the final year of free agent bust Bobby Bonilla’s contract that it’s going to cost them an extra $29 million starting next season.

Bonilla was a huge disappointment with the Mets after signing a five-year, $29 million contract with the team before the 1992 season. He was eventually traded to the Baltimore Orioles after being run out of New York by Mets fans. Inexplicably, Steve Phillips, the Mets geniuslothario GM at the time, traded to get Bonilla BACK in 1999. Bonilla then disgraced himself even further when he was caught playing cards with teammate Rickey Henderson in the Mets locker room while the deciding game of the NLCS as STILL GOING ON.

Phillips was so crazed to get out of the final year of Bonilla’s contract (worth $5.9 million) that he agreed to a deferment with a huge balloon payment. That payment takes effect next summer. The Mets will have to pay Bonilla (or his estate if he drops dead) $1.9 million per-season for the next 25 years.

ONE OF MANY BAD LIFE DECISIONS MADE BY FORMER METS GM STEVE PHILLIPS

APPARENTLY, LADY GAGA IS MORE OF A YANKEES FAN

June 11, 2010

LADY GAGA TELLS THE METS FANS WHO’S NUMBER ONE

The New York Mets have apologized for the fiasco that ensued when singer Lady Gaga showed up at yesterday’s game against the San Diego Padres. Not to their fans, though. To comedian Jerry Seinfeld.

The flamboyant singer went nuts when the Mets sat her too close to photographers. Lady Gaga was furious that the paparazzi shot her wearing only a sequined bra and bikini bottom during the game. She eventually was snuck into Seinfeld’s private luxury box. The comedian did not attend Thursday’s game against the Padres.

NICE STORY OF THE DAY

June 8, 2010

JESUS FELICIANO

After 13 long years in the minors, outfielder Jesus Feliciano finally got the call to play Major League Baseball on Monday. The New York Mets purchased the contract of Feliciano from Buffalo of the Triple-A International League. Feliciano was leading the league in hitting by 63 points with a .385 batting average. He replaces the worthless Gary Matthews Jr. on the Mets roster as the team’s fifth outfielder.