Meet the Mets
If there were any lingering doubts that this season is over, last night should have put those to rest. After having to watch Manny Acosta come into the game in its highest leverage situation and then give up the Mets' pitching staff's 9th grand slam of the season, Frankie Rodriguez just couldn't take it anymore. Rodriguez apparently went into the clubhouse and assaulted his father-in-law. The details are still fuzzy, but Rodriguez is probably going to be charged with misdemeanor assault. This on the day after Johan Santana's rape accuser filed a civil suit. Just not a very good two days in the Met legal world. Oh yeah, and the Mets are now 9.5 games behind Atlanta and sit in 4th place in the NL East.
But, at least the Bisons are doing a little better. They've won 7 straight and are now 5.5 behind the Scranton Wilkes-Barre Yankees. Buffalo has three examples of what appears to the be the Met farm system's main strength: possible MLB utility players.
Joe Petruccio is selling t-shirts.
Howard Megdal doesn't think that Jeff Francoeur will be a hot commodity on the trade market.
Julian Casablancas of the Strokes will tackle a new Met theme song for his next project.
I'll start with NL East injury news. We'll have a better idea today whether or not Chipper Jones will be able to help hold off the evil Phillies after injuring his knee. They'll need all the help they can get as Chase Utley is preparing to swing a bat.
Gary Carter is a boring interview.
There is starting to be the slightest rumbling of a Jack Zduriencik firing.
The Diamondbacks show power against a team other than the Mets, hit four straight home runs.
Turns out the base coaching positions are some of the most racially segregated on the diamond.
Randy Johnson has a new hobby:
dusting and polishing sound mixing boards music photography.
And, finally, Ben Sheets latest surgery is a disaster built upon an ancient indian burial ground in the Bermuda triangle.