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Rick Sutcliffe on why the Mets suck

I know FanPosts are supposed to be really important stuff, but I don't have a link; just a baffled expression and an increased hatred for Rick Sutcliffe (which is saying something). I watched the last few innings of the U.S.-Canada game, putting up with Sutcliffe's Morganisms and shaking my head every few minutes. Then, in the bottom of the 9th, Jimmy Rollins made a nice play by ranging to his right and making a perfect throw to first. Sutcliffe declared, "Put him down for another Gold Glove this year. He's won Gold Gloves the past two years, and you can give him another one right now." I wondered whether Bud Selig had declared the other 15 NL shortstops ineligible. Then "Sut", as he is so unaffectionately called, said something very interesting. I don't remember the exact wording, but it was something to this effect: "Why do you think he plays for the world champions? That's why the Mets go home every year." The logic of this statement struck me as incredibly flawed. Is the Mets' leadoff-hitting shortstop a total detriment to the team? Has he committed a crippling error in the last inning of their last two seasons? Did the Phillies win the World Series because of their shortstop's exhibition-game defensive heroics? I have a feeling we'll hear more about this, and I'll post a link if I come across one. In the meantime, think about a shortstop you want who will prevent the Mets from going home every year. (Hint: Derek Jeter!)

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