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Johnny Dickshot
Jun 16 2005 11:15 AM

We just hafta win today.

Do your part and add a picture of a guy or girl wearing an expression that says: I AM DESPERATE FOR VICTORY.

Like this guy. He wants to win:

Yancy Street Gang
Jun 16 2005 11:18 AM

Here's a tip: If you're at work, you might want to think twice before doing a Google image search on "desperate." Even with "Moderate Safe Search On." (I can imagine what I'd have seen if it was off.)

Anyway, here's a picture I can safely share. It's of "Desperate Don."

Edgy DC
Jun 16 2005 11:24 AM

Desperate Lineup:

1) Bugs Bunny, cf
2) Bugs Bunny, 2b
3) Bugs Bunny, 1b
4) Bugs Bunny, rf
5) Bugs Bunny, lf
6) Bugs Bunny, 3b
7) Bugs Bunny, c
8) Bugs Bunny, ss
9) Bugs Bunny, p

It's desperate and all, but Bugs doesn't do the DH thing.

To judge from the google images, you'd think "desperate" was an exact synonym for "horny woman."

metirish
Jun 16 2005 11:28 AM

on page 10 of my google search I find this guy who really wants the Mets to spank the A's today...

Willets Point
Jun 16 2005 12:19 PM


We...Must...Win!!!

Edgy DC
Jun 16 2005 12:23 PM

This day has always been desperate for Leopold Bloom

TheOldMole
Jun 16 2005 01:26 PM

rpackrat
Jun 16 2005 01:32 PM

rpackrat
Jun 16 2005 01:33 PM

Willets Point
Jun 16 2005 01:40 PM



We destroyed the Ring...we can win this game.

holychicken
Jun 16 2005 02:32 PM



WE CAN DO IT!!!!

holychicken
Jun 16 2005 02:51 PM



"we must stop playing like flabby girly-men and reach our full pump-tential!"

holychicken
Jun 16 2005 03:14 PM

Looks like Wright is in the 2 hole today. . .

Vic Sage
Jun 16 2005 03:46 PM

wright 2nd?

its about freakin' time!
WWSB may actually have bought a clue...

Edgy DC
Jun 16 2005 03:49 PM
Edited 1 time(s), most recently on Jun 16 2005 03:57 PM

About time.

The Metly

1) Reyes, ss
2) Wright, 3b
3) Beltran, cf
4) Floyd, lf
5) Piazza, dh
6) Daubach, 1b
7) Diaz, rf
8) Castro, c
9) Matsui, 2b

Benson, p
=yellow]The Athletic

1) Kendall, c
2) Kotsay, cf
3) Krosby, ss
4) Chavez, dh
5) Hatteberg, 1b
6) Kielty, lf
7) Ginter, 3b
8) Slisher, rf
9) Scutaro, 2b

Glynn, p

metirish
Jun 16 2005 03:52 PM

Mark Kotsay homers (4) on a fly ball to center field. OAK 1-0
Piazza hitting.

Edgy DC
Jun 16 2005 03:58 PM

Brian Daubach reaches on a walk in his first PA.

metirish
Jun 16 2005 04:02 PM

Diaz singled to left, Daubach to second.
Castro singled to center, Daubach scored, Diaz to second.
Diaz out at 3rd....tied game.

Edgy DC
Jun 16 2005 04:03 PM

íViva Castro!

Only one run, but it's nice to be helped a bit by Keith Ginter on occasion.

soupcan
Jun 16 2005 04:06 PM

I've been told that these gals are desperate...

holychicken
Jun 16 2005 04:11 PM

The slackers over at UMDB don't have daubach yet!

And why does Benson hate me?

Johnny Dickshot
Jun 16 2005 04:12 PM

I think Castro can hit.

Johnny Dickshot
Jun 16 2005 04:12 PM

Ooops, 2r HR by Swishy. Bad.

Johnny Dickshot
Jun 16 2005 04:14 PM

4 straight hits in the 2nd.

With Aybar gone, who's our designated janitor? Heilman I suppose.

Willets Point
Jun 16 2005 04:18 PM

MFS62
Jun 16 2005 04:34 PM

Mets down 3-1. Bletran , Floyd, Piazza due up.

What are the odds of a 1-2-3 inning?

Later

Frayed Knot
Jun 16 2005 04:36 PM

Brain Daubach ... walking machine.

Edgy DC
Jun 16 2005 04:36 PM

Doesn't matter. Piazza and Daubach walk with two outs. Diaz up.

Shouldn't Wright be up here?

Frayed Knot
Jun 16 2005 04:37 PM

Just so I'm sure I have this straight ... we're getting 1-hit heading into the 5th inning by some 30 y/o journeyman pitcher just up from the minors who's winless with nearly a 6.00 ERA?

The only thing I can figure this Ryan Glynn guy leads the league in is the pct. of Ys and Ns in his name.

Johnny Dickshot
Jun 16 2005 04:37 PM

Daubach, pictured below, shows his determination to reach base result in walks in his first two Met plate appearances

Vic Sage
Jun 16 2005 04:39 PM

]Mets down 3-1. Bletran , Floyd, Piazza due up.
What are the odds of a 1-2-3 inning?


83.34%

Edgy DC
Jun 16 2005 04:44 PM

29.4898%

holychicken
Jun 16 2005 04:46 PM

If we don't start scoring some runs I think I am going to chew my foot off.

Frayed Knot
Jun 16 2005 04:48 PM

I bet it'll taste like chicken.

holychicken
Jun 16 2005 04:50 PM

*takes bite of foot*

good call.

holychicken
Jun 16 2005 04:53 PM

Matsui. . .lead off double. . .reyes singles him to 3rd.

1st and 3rd no outs. . . COME ON!!!

Johnny Dickshot
Jun 16 2005 04:53 PM

Matsui with a leadoff XBH. Way to show those top-of-the-order hacks how to do it.

Frayed Knot
Jun 16 2005 04:54 PM

KazMat double + Reyes single to lead off the 5th and we're actually threatening.

Johnny Dickshot
Jun 16 2005 04:57 PM

Wright singles and its 3-2.

KC
Jun 16 2005 04:58 PM

Beltran goes Kaboom, 5-3 Mets!

soupcan
Jun 16 2005 04:58 PM

Well that was about fucking time.

holychicken
Jun 16 2005 04:58 PM

KABOOM!!!!

Go beltran!!!!!!!!

Big 3 run homer. . . now 5-3 good guys!

I wish I had waited just ONE more inning to chew my foot off!

Johnny Dickshot
Jun 16 2005 04:58 PM
Edited 1 time(s), most recently on Jun 16 2005 05:00 PM



That was a nutritious breakfast.

Fuck, I'm so out of practice on this I can't even get it done timely and properly.

Edgy DC
Jun 16 2005 05:00 PM

Motivational music time.

Thunder!
Thunder!
Thunder!
Thunder!

I was caught!
In the middle of a railroad track!
I looked round!!
And I knew there was no turning back!
My mind raced!
And I thought what could I do?!
And I knew!
There was no help, no help from you!!

Sound of the drums!
Beating in my heart!
The thunder of guns!
Tore me apart!
You've been...
Thunderstruck!

Rode down the highway!
Broke the limit, we hit the ton!
Went through to Texas!
Yeah Texas, and we had some fun!
We met some girls!
Some dancers who gave a good time!
Broke all the rules! Played all the fools!
Yeah yeah they, they, they blew our minds!

And I was shaking!
At the knees!
Could I come
Again please?!
Yeah them ladies!
Were too kind!
You've been...
Thunderstruck!

And I was shaking!
At the knees!
Could I come
Again please?!

Thunderstruck!
Thunderstruck!
Thunderstruck!
Thunderstruck!

It's alright!
We're doin' fine!
It's alright!
We're doin' fine, fine, fine!

Thunderstruck!
Yeah, yeah, yeah!
Thunderstruck! Thunderstruck!
Thunderstruck, baby, baby!
Thunderstruck!
You've been Thunderstruck!
Thunderstruck! Thunderstruck!
You've been...
Thunderstruck!


Now we shall win.

Frayed Knot
Jun 16 2005 05:01 PM

Way to bust out the freaking whoopin' stick Carlos.

There's still a lot of game left and Benson doesn't seem all that sharp this afternoon. We def could use a few more runs and this could be a step-up and show 'em day for Heilman before this thing is over.

KC
Jun 16 2005 05:01 PM

>>>I wish I had waited just ONE more inning to chew my foot off!<<<

It'll grow back.

willpie
Jun 16 2005 05:06 PM

Heeey, they called Daubach up. When did that happen? I've been asleep at the switch.

Edgy DC
Jun 16 2005 05:07 PM

This is the kind of sit that Randolph builds that lineup for. Beltran knocks out the starter in the middle innings and they can't decide whether to go to the lefty or righty because it's too early to play matchups.

Suddenly, we rool!

Edgy DC
Jun 16 2005 05:10 PM

Yeah, watch out for that Daubach on the bases and walk Diaz, sucka.

This may be the first Randoph lineup that makes a whole bunch of sense this year.

Quite coincidental, I'm sure, but everybody's reached base.

Edgy DC
Jun 16 2005 05:15 PM

íViva Castro!

Johnny Dickshot
Jun 16 2005 05:15 PM

Nymr83
Jun 16 2005 05:22 PM

Viva los Mets! viva la revolution!

seawolf17
Jun 16 2005 05:25 PM

Hey, Carlos homered and Pedro's not even pitching! Maybe Benson grew his hair out for today's start or something.

Nymr83
Jun 16 2005 05:26 PM

Benson had better hold this lead.
my two "favorite" middle infielders ended that rally.

was anyone listening to WFAN in the 1st or 2nd inning? apparently Cameron will be leading off when he gets back...but does that mean Wright will remain second?...of course not says Willie the fool....why move the amazing .280 OBP of Reyes down to 8th in the lineup? who would do such a thing?

]Hey, Carlos homered and Pedro's not even pitching! Maybe Benson grew his hair out for today's start or something.


met pitchers will now wear a black wig as part of the uniform.

its pooring in oakland now, but thegame is official so let it poor!

Edgy DC
Jun 16 2005 05:34 PM

"Pour."

]my two "favorite" middle infielders ended that rally.


They would be the same guys who started it.

Nymr83
Jun 16 2005 05:37 PM

yes, but until their OBPs top .300 they will be criticized at every possible opportunity on my part.

Jose Reyes and his .280 OBP leading off is a fuckin joke.

Nymr83
Jun 16 2005 05:39 PM

first homer in over a month for Piazza.

i'd find a kaboom picture, but i'd rather find a picture of Ramon Hernandez (soon to be a FA) and photoshop a Met uniform onto it.

Edgy DC
Jun 16 2005 05:47 PM
Edited 1 time(s), most recently on Jun 16 2005 05:53 PM

Nymr83 wrote:
yes, but until their OBPs top .300 they will be criticized at every possible opportunity on my part.


Sounds miserable and pointless.

What was that about Piazza being both washed up and done?

Judge slowly.

KC
Jun 16 2005 05:49 PM

Matsui = poster child for defense! (today)

Nymr83
Jun 16 2005 05:55 PM

>
]What was that about Piazza being both washed up and done?


one homerun in the last 35 days or so....that doesn't change my opinion of him any.

Edgy DC
Jun 16 2005 05:59 PM

Well, that's not exactly the whole picture now, is it?

You know, as deep as his power drought has been, he's out-hitting Ramon Hernandez by most standards, don't you?

KC
Jun 16 2005 06:01 PM

D n r, d n r - that's my motto!

Plus Ramon isn't on my CBS Sportsline Whammo Blammo Roto Challenge League team.

Nymr83
Jun 16 2005 06:17 PM

where did those 3 runs come from? can't this bullpen do anything right?

Edgy DC
Jun 16 2005 06:19 PM

Yes, but Danny Graves pitched them into a save situation.

willpie
Jun 16 2005 06:21 PM

Why, they came from Danny Graves, of course! And color me shocked that a cast-off relief pitcher from a last-place team coughed up so many runs.

Edgy DC
Jun 16 2005 06:26 PM

David Wright comes up clean with the DP grounder to end the game. But Matsui is down hard...

Damn, they're carrying him off.

KC
Jun 16 2005 06:31 PM

The skeptic in me thinks it looks like Kendall was a little too eager to hit
that leg. Like F X Healy said, hard slide yes, questionable slide yes too.

With the Mets sliding six something games off the division lead, this was
a huge win. Off to Warshington.

Edgy DC
Jun 16 2005 06:36 PM

I'm really curious if the Mets interpret this as dirty. Sort of ambigous. Is he allowed to swing his spikes that high? I guess so. Hard to throw too many stones when Wright got called out for sliding into centerfield on a takeout against the Braves.

KC
Jun 16 2005 06:44 PM

I saw it as more like taking his knee to where Matsui fouled the ball off his
leg - prolly not totally intentional and tough to think Kendall is smart enough
to know which leg to go after on the fly. Mets won't play the A's for another
33 years so who cares what the Mets think.

And must you always be the stones throwing police?

Nymr83
Jun 16 2005 06:50 PM

is it dirty? maybe. will these teams see each other again in 2005, 2006, or 2007? no. the A's picked a perfect time to be dirty if dirty it actually is.

Bret Sabermetric
Jun 16 2005 06:56 PM

If you want to avoid getting spiked, leave the bag early, or don't even try to make the DP. It's your choice to stay in and risk getting injured, and every half-decent second baseman does it without complaint.

Same with HBPs--you can avoid them simply by standing well off the plate, at a considerable risk to your batting average. To take the risk, and then bitch that they're playing dirty, is infantile.

martin
Jun 16 2005 07:00 PM

are you saying that if you stay in and try to make the double play that all bets are off, and there is no such thing as a dirty play?

Nymr83
Jun 16 2005 07:02 PM

Bullshit.
a double-play break up is "dirty" if it is illegal, that is to say if the runner can't reach the bag. It is also dirty if you are trying to hurt someone and not simply breakup the play...usually you can't tell the difference but it is ocassionally obvious.
a HBP is dirty if its head-hunting.

KC
Jun 16 2005 07:04 PM

Sal, er I mean Mr. Sabermetric, pines for the day when the game was played by real
men ... and there are none on the Mets. Not to speak for him, I wouldn't do that.

Bret Sabermetric
Jun 16 2005 07:14 PM

I'd guess the vast majority of "dirty plays" (90%? More?) are judged dirty by fans of the team they're done against. IOW, if we saw the same play as this afternoon's filthy takeout slide on Kaz, but on two neutral teams, most of us would go, "Eh, no biggie, happens all the time, yyybbb."

And if it were a Met plowing into some hapless fucker on the DP, 90% of us would be drooling, "Way to play aggressive ball! Team spirit! Fuck 'em where they breathe! Take no prisoners! Let 'em know they been in a game!" yyybbb...

TheOldMole
Jun 16 2005 07:33 PM

Do we know how Kaz is?

Edgy DC
Jun 16 2005 08:28 PM

]And must you always be the stones throwing police?


You see, I can't write SQL.

KC
Jun 16 2005 08:38 PM

>>>Do we know how Kaz is?<<<

Probably sitting on a jet with ice all wrapped up in ace bandages and they
know as much as we do.

>>>You see, I can't write SQL.<<<

Not sure what you mean, but I think Yance has us all trumped there.

Edgy DC
Jun 16 2005 08:53 PM

Well, as far as discouraging using the forum for cheap, gratuitious, and illogical abuse, I think I've taken that as part of an admin role. It makes me look at a humourless pain in the ass, but I'm not. I shouldn't play it out in good threads, though.

As far as coming out against the Mets crying foul against Ken Doll, Sal seems to have me trumped.

KC
Jun 16 2005 09:06 PM

>>>Well, as far as discouraging using the forum for cheap, gratuitious, and illogical abuse, I think I've taken that as part of an admin role. It makes me look at a humourless pain in the ass, but I'm not. I shouldn't play it out in good threads, though.

As far as coming out against the Mets crying foul against Ken Doll, Sal seems to have me trumped.<<<

Edge, all I said was I didn't know what you meant about SQL. If you're ar-
guing with me it's a one sided argument.

Edgy DC
Jun 16 2005 09:23 PM

No, I'm using your question of "And must you always be the stones throwing police?" as an opportunity to come out.

I feel so free.

KC
Jun 16 2005 10:09 PM

Stay Free (Strummer/Jones)

Edgy DC
Jun 16 2005 11:01 PM

Nice to go to bed at a decent hour.

holychicken
Jun 17 2005 08:37 AM

Everyone will be happy to know that my leg has made a full recovery.

I have also decided to continually marinate myself so that next time I chew it off, it will have a bit more zing.

Spacemans Bong
Jun 17 2005 03:13 PM

Yesterday was fun.

Good Mets fan turnout for all three days.