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You Gotta Have Heart
2008-09-29 13:01
by Alex Belth
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My boy Joey La P was at Shea last year when Tom Glavine got waxed and the Mets missed the playoffs.  He was back at Shea this weekend--on Friday night and, of course, yesterday.  He called to tell me about it from his stoop in Brooklyn.  He had just locked himself out of his apartment and his super wasn't home.

Gotta feel for the Mets fans today. 

From Grantland Rice:

When the one Great Scorer comes/To mark against your name/ He writes not whether you won or lost/But how you played the game.

And John Lardner's response:
Right or wrong is all the same
When baby needs new shoes.
It isn't how you play the game.
It's whether you win or lose.
2008-09-29 13:50:05
1.   DarrenF
Mets fans did themselves proud with the postgame response. I found it more emotionally resonant than the typical Yankee Showcase of Ancient Champions. Elimination on the last game of the season again; the sun going down; even the flyball dying at the warning track. Could have been a Bergman movie, for cryin' out loud.
2008-09-29 13:56:00
2.   Alex Belth
Yeah, and Wright's now getting a bit of the A Rod treatment. Oy.
2008-09-29 14:08:29
3.   Mattpat11
2 Oh Jesus. Anytime someone else starts to get the A-Rod treatment, A-Rod does something to get it back.

Tomorrow: A-Rod admits to bestiality.

2008-09-29 14:31:48
4.   Biscuit Pants
3 You mean that stripper in Toronto???

. . . sorry

2008-09-29 15:09:55
5.   rbj
4 No. Madonna.
2008-09-29 16:49:03
6.   Raf
Well, unless the Sox bullpen melts down, it looks like a 1gm playoff for the AL Central.
2008-09-29 17:44:50
7.   williamnyy23
1 Yes, the site of Mr. Met waving his hands with a smile on his big head was definitely more emotionally resonant. It's a shame the Yankees have so many ancient champions that they can't find time for such a poignant moment.
2008-09-29 18:31:00
8.   ny2ca2dc
2 Maybe we can get him for Ian Kennedy. I'd even throw in Brett Gardner, if they added Jose Reyes.
2008-09-29 20:03:06
9.   Jeb
1 The Mets lost their first and last games at Shea. The Yanks won their first and last games at Yankee Stadium. Kinda typical of these two franchises, no?

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