Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Simon & Garfunkel Knew This was Coming in 1967

Sung to Simon & Garfunkel’s "Mrs. Robinson."

Dee Dee Dee Dee Dee Dee Dee Dee Dee Dee Dee Dee Dee
Doo Doo Doo Doo Doo Doo Doo Doo Doo
Dee Dee Dee Dee Dee Dee Dee Dee Dee Dee Dee Dee Dee…

…Sitting on a sofa on a Tuesday eve-a-ning
Watching the Cardinals’ West Gate
Laugh about it, shout about it
When Fred’s got to choose
Every way you look at this we lose

Where have you gone Michael Cameron,
We Mets fans turn our lonely eyes to you
Woo Woo Woo
What's that you say, Mrs. Robinson
Motorin' Mike was sent by Fred away,
Hey hey hey. So long Shea…

Two things I never want to see again:

1. Shawn Green plodding after playable balls while a) they roll past him, b) bounce off the back of his glove (see picture below), or c) bounce in front of him and off of his chest, as Cardinals circle the bases in close games against the Mets;

2. Jeff Kellogg, the home plate umpire in tonight’s game;

I know Shawn Green is trying, I really do. I don’t want to unfairly pick on him because this pending NLCS collapse by the Mets is really not his fault. This series was lost last winter when Fred Wilpon and Son realized that Mike Cameron’s contract was going to reduce their free cash flow from somewhere near $200 million this year to about $193 million; when they found his paycheck unbearable and incorrectly decided that they didn’t need him to win the pennant.

And, seriously, didn’t it seem that everything was called a ball tonight—for both teams—while Glavine was still in the game, and then around the fifth inning when Glavine was done, everything was called a strike--again for both teams? Wasn't Pujols struck out on the pitch before he hit his home run?

And could Joe Buck please do a little better job hiding his glee at all of this?

Well, if the Wilpons don’t like Simon & Garfunkel’s “Mrs. Robinson,” they can always listen to the Sound of Silence starting next week at Shea.


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