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Streaks and Tasers Applesauce: Bay's streakiness quantified, Barajas nicknames, wiffleball

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Meet the Mets

So, the Mets are now 0 for 5 in rubber games. I'm not sure if we could expect anything else what with the combination of a terrible GM and a terrible manager. Just in case you had forgotten, here are 20 things that Manuel has done SO FAR to cost the Mets.

Apparently, someone has done research on baseball player streakiness and Jason Bay is at the top.

The good news is that the Met minor league teams are playing well. Captain Kirk hit a game winning homer for Binghamton and Buffalo walked off winners again. But, once again, these performances beg the question of why Frank Catalanatto is still on this team. While we're at it, why is GMJ still on this team?

Rod Barajas needs a nickname.

Around MLB

Far be it for me to defend Philadelphia fans, but it can't be that they are all as dumb as this second jumper. Dan Graziano says that the tazing may have been entertaining for Met fans, but we still have to suffer through watching them enjoy success.

Yesterday, when I told you about the ceremony on Capitol Hill honoring the longtime Atlanta manager, I was mistaken. The ceremony was actually for Bobby Cocks. Enjoy some video of the event

In actual baseball news, the Braves have placed Jair Jurrjens on the DL. Doug Mientkiewicz has signed a minor league deal with the Marlins. And Milton Bradley has asked the Mariners for help dealing with an unknown personal issue.

Tom Hicks' debt has become such a problem that it has become likely that MLB will seize the Rangers.

The Tigers are hosting a public viewing of Ernie Harwell at Comerica Park.

Wade McGillberry has won $1,000,000 for being the first MLB 2K10 player to throw a perfect game. His pitcher of choice: Kenshin Kawakami.

Some baseball TV news to pass along. The Yankees will be broadcasting some of their games on YES in 3D. Also, Kevin Millar has put off his TV career for a chance to play independent ball.

Jim Palmer, Bert Blyleven, and Goose Gossage talked about the unwritten rules and justice. Good stuff.

Outside of MLB

Everything you wanted to know about the real sport of kings, wiffleball

The New England Patriots bailed on some middle schoolers.