This weekend is the first Subway Series between the Mets and Yankees. The Mets Junior Varsity team eked out a win against the Yankees superstars in the first game yesterday.
It’s just one game, and the Mets in this form probably can’t be sustained for an entire season, but last night’s game demonstrates exactly why I’m enjoying this year’s team:
- RA Dickey had a very successful night with his knuckleball. I kind of want this shirt.
- Justin Turner, whom no one’s heard of, went 3-for-4 as a replacement for David Wright (on the DL). Who the hell is this kid?
- Daniel Murphy, who just barely won the second base job, and has been filling in for Ike Davis (on the DL) at first base recently, hit what turned out to be the game-winning home run.
- Four guys who began the season in the minors started for the Mets. Another pitched a perfect inning in relief.
These guys aren’t supposed to beat the Yankees; they’re supposed to be made to look like a Little League team. But these guys have also helped the struggling Mets get back to .500.
I like these homegrown kids. The Mets have always been at their best when they’ve been overachieving underdogs. Keep it up fellas.
As some of you may remember, I often try to tamper my baseball writings with hotties, for those readers who aren’t at all interested in baseball. Well, I recently had an email exchange with someone who thinks that Saif al-Islam Gaddafi, Muammar’s son, has a great sense of style. “I mean, I know he’s totally evil and a murder and stuff, but have you SEEN some of his clothes?” He’s also bald.
So today, I offer as a balance to my baseball writing, the first-ever hottie accused of crimes against humanity by the International Criminal Court, Saif al-Islam Gaddafi.