There seem to be two factions of Mets fans on Amazin Avenue: those who think things will turn out great if we stay as is, and those who think the last two years are not some statistical gaffe. I'm with the latter group, but in no way can assure anyone of my correctness.
Whatever you may think, I think one thing we DEFINITELY need is a dugout-clearing BRAWL. In the last two years, the Mets haven't had a single cause. There's been no Clemens/Piazza blood rival. There's been no big fights. In fact, the only thing we've seen is Jimmy Rollins claiming the Phils are the team to beat -- and proving it by winning two straight division titles and a World Series.
Today, Ollie Perez pitches. The differences between he and say, Maine and Pelfrey, are that Maine and Pelfrey have struggles and righted their ships a bit. There was no blame other than bad pitching. Ollie, on the other hand, has signed a $12 mil a year contract, come to camp out of shape, and frankly should thank his lucky stars he's paid so well and still getting a chance to start today.
I think it's time today culminates into something that will help the Mets. Perez needs to beam someone. Seriously. Nothing dangerous, just drill a few Phils on the back. We need a brawl. We need some fire and a CAUSE. And what better starting pitcher to throw to the ejection gods than Ollie Perez??
Ollie, do us all a favor, get yourself, your manager, and several teammates thrown out of the game. BRAWL SATURDAY.