LADY AT THE BAT: Casual Friday: The New York Mets

Friday, July 10, 2009

Casual Friday: The New York Mets

The Yankees are all about the pinstripes, in every sense of the word. The rest of MLB is more casual. This is the latest post in a Friday series called Casual Friday, in which I take a quick look around the rest of Major League Baseball.

"..a quick look around the rest of Major League Baseball." My energy levels are so low today that I can only get as far as the New York Mets, who have their own sort of lethargy these days. Beset with so many injuries, it doesn't even make sense for them to try to make a trade to get themselves back in contention. Nothing has gone right for them this season, and nothing will go right.

There seemed to be a bright spot earlier this week when Daniel Murphy made that tremendous play at first base against the Dodgers. The media fell all over themselves describing it, saying, among other things, that it will go down as one of the best defensive plays in MLB history. What they neglected to mention, however, (or, I don't remember any of them mentioning) was that the play was really, really close. Bang bang. After looking at it, you can almost say that Murphy makes the play at the same moment the runner hits the bag. In other words it was a tie. That's my call. See for yourself:

In other news, I had hoped to resume my radio show, LATB Radio, this Sunday. Alas, it's not going to happen. But it will, eventually. I promise!

Have a great weekend, everyone!


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