THE NEWS BLOG

 
Steve and Jen bring you this daily review of the news
Premium Advertiser

News Blog Sponsors

News Links

BBC World Service
The Guardian
Independent
Washington Post
Newsday
Iraq Order of Battle
Agonist
NY Times
LA Times
ABC News
CNN
Blogger

 
Blogs We Like

Daily Kos
Atrios
Digby's Blog
Skippy
Operation Yellow Elephant
Iraq Casualty Count
Uggabugga
Media Matters
Talking Points
Defense Tech
Intel Dump
Soldiers for the Truth
Margaret Cho
Juan Cole
Tbogg
Corrente
Gropinator
Just a Bump in the Beltway
Baghdad Burning
Wonkette
Howard Stern
Michael Moore
James Wolcott
Cooking for Engineers
There is No Crisis
Whiskey Bar
Rude Pundit
Driftglass
At-Largely
Crooks and Liars
Amazin' Avenue
DC Media Girl
The Server Logs

 
Blogger Credits

Powered by Blogger

Archives by
Publication Date
August 2003
September 2003
October 2003
November 2003
December 2003
January 2004
February 2004
March 2004
April 2004
May 2004
June 2004
July 2004
August 2004
September 2004
October 2004
November 2004
December 2004
January 2005
February 2005
March 2005
April 2005
May 2005
June 2005
July 2005
August 2005
September 2005
October 2005
November 2005
December 2005
January 2006
February 2006
March 2006
April 2006
May 2006
June 2006
July 2006
August 2006
September 2006
October 2006
November 2006
December 2006
January 2007
February 2007
Comments Credits
Comments by YACCS
Wednesday, June 14, 2006

A message to the front runner


Mets manage to win as one

Best in N.Y. follow Willie's way

The Mets aren't just the best team in New York right now, they are the best team in baseball. The Tigers have a better record, but nobody believes they could beat Willie Randolph's team straight up. The Mets, coming off that four-game sweep of the Diamondbacks, 6-1 on a road trip that finishes this week in Philadelphia, are the best team going, the most exciting, the one with the most personality, the one with the most fascinating blend of old and new.

It doesn't mean they are going to pound the Phillies this week and end up with one of the best 10-game road trips they've ever had. It doesn't mean they are going to run away with everything the way the '86 Mets did. It doesn't mean they are going to stay healthy. No guarantees on that, ever. Ask the Yankees.

We are just talking about the here and now of Willie's Mets. And right now, here they are.

There are still 100 games to go. No one has to tell the manager, a noted winner in New York for a long time, how much season there is left, how much can happen. But Willie likes his team. He likes the fight in it, he likes all the personality, he likes how it fits together, he sees how much these Mets hate to lose a single game.

"They play the way Willie played," Joe Torre said a couple of weeks ago.

If you know Randolph at all, and I have known him for 30 years, you know one of the first questions he ever asks about a player is this: Is the guy willing to give it up? Willie Randolph has always believed the true measure of a team is how much its players are willing to give it up to win.

"Guys talk all the time about wanting to win," Randolph was saying yesterday. "It's easy to talk about winning. But I've always been, like, okay, but how much? How much are they willing, every single day, to do whatever needs to be done that day to win the game? That's what sets winning teams apart. That's what I've learned, what I'm trying to share with them, my knowledge of what it takes to win. But these guys know something else and so do I: In the end, it ain't just about me, it's about all of us believing we can get to where we want to go.


Anyone who now wants to join the Met bandwagon:




If you weren't here in the shitty time, don't show up now. Go back to Yankee Stadium frontrunner, with your Jeter shirts and Yankee caps. Fuck you. Be a fucking Yankee fan, ok.
Don't come around now, after we've suffered with years and years of disappointment.

If you weren't here for the struggle, don't come around for the glory.

Fucking New York, filed with front running fans, fucking hate them all.

posted by Steve @ 2:55:00 AM

2:55:00 AM

The News Blog home page





 

Editorial Staff
RSS-XML Feeds

Add to My AOL

Support The News Blog

Amazon Honor System Click Here to Pay Learn More
News Blog Food Blog
Visit the News Blog Food Blog
The News Blog Shops
 
 
 
Operation Yellow Elephant
Enlist, Young Republicans