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Opening Day 2009


Pedro! 5 votes

Michael Pelfry 3 votes

Phillip Humber 1 votes

Aaron Hielman 4 votes

Other (Name him!) 6 votes

Johnny Dickshot
Jun 13 2005 10:42 AM

If the Mets new stadium opens in '09 as promised, and knowing what we know NOW!!!!, make your best guess as to the pitcher who hurls the first pitch at the new park in the home opener?

This will be a good one for the Prediction Archives.

Winner gets a free beer!

Rotblatt
Jun 13 2005 10:54 AM

Petit.

seawolf17
Jun 13 2005 10:56 AM

I'll take Barry Zito.

metirish
Jun 13 2005 11:06 AM

Scott Kazmir, remember where you read this first,the Mets will reaquire kaz in 08 in a stunning move.

Rotblatt
Jun 13 2005 11:09 AM

You know, Irish, I was thinking the same thing, but went with Petit instead, even though I have a sinking feeling we're going to trade him before July.

I could totally see us going after Kazmir in a few years.

ScarletKnight41
Jun 13 2005 11:18 AM

Dwight Gooden, Jr.


Back to the Future.

Willets Point
Jun 13 2005 12:23 PM

David Wells.

vtmet
Jun 13 2005 04:04 PM

Randy Johnson delivers a first pitch gopher ball to Rickey Henderson with Julio Franco in the on deck circle...one batter into the season, and the Braves hex still lives on...

vtmet
Jun 13 2005 04:05 PM

metirish wrote:
Scott Kazmir, remember where you read this first,the Mets will reaquire kaz in 08 in a stunning move.


will that be before or after his Tommy John surgery that Lord Petersen has predicted?

martin
Jun 13 2005 04:19 PM

i'll take petit. by then his pinpoint control will be legendary. they will call him " el gordo greg maddux"

Edgy MD
Jun 13 2005 04:58 PM

I don't think "Lord Petersen" is on record as having predicted any such thing.

vtmet
Jun 13 2005 05:29 PM

Edgy DC wrote:
I don't think "Lord Petersen" is on record as having predicted any such thing.


Would you believe, "strongly hypothesized"?

Edgy MD
Jun 13 2005 06:08 PM

I think his hypothesis was and is that high school pitchers tend to need about 500-600 innings before being able to pitch consistently effectively in the majors.

vtmet
Jun 13 2005 06:49 PM

Edgy DC wrote:
I think his hypothesis was and is that high school pitchers tend to need about 500-600 innings before being able to pitch consistently effectively in the majors.


Luckily, he wasn't Davey Johnson's PC...otherwise, we would not have beared witness to most of Dwight Gooden's moments of greatness...

Edgy MD
Jun 13 2005 07:27 PM
Edited 1 time(s), most recently on Jun 13 2005 08:06 PM

C'mon. You're pleading the alternative now. You come up with one accusation and rather than acknowledge its unfairness when confronted, you just move to another.

SI Metman
Jun 13 2005 07:47 PM

Pedro after coming off of his third Cy Young in 4 years. It'll be right after they raise the championship banner.

metirish
Jun 13 2005 09:22 PM

I have never heard Peterson say such a thing about Kazmir, he only ever saw him pitch two innings so that would be a dumb thing to say, does he advocate taking High School pitchers?, no he doesn't and he has numbers to back that up when talking about Kazmir, at least to him they make sense.....

Elster88
Jun 14 2005 07:33 AM

I went with Humber. I really have no strong feeling that it will be anyone, I just really doubt it will be Pedro.

John Cougar Lunchbucket
Mar 31 2010 06:09 PM
Re: Opening Day 2009

Hey, there were 2 votes for Mike Pelfrey, if you remember that was you come claim your prize.

seawolf17
Apr 01 2010 11:22 AM
Re: Opening Day 2009

Barry Fucking Zito?!? Nobody hire me as a GM.