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Edgy DC
Jul 15 2005 03:49 PM

Sorry to be linking to Faith and Fear so much. It's just the blog that gets me through the day to the next ballgame.

Jul 15 2005 03:56 PM

OK ,I'm changing my mind on Blogs, this one at least, good read, lot's of humor and truth.

]Record Judiciously. I've pulled out one too many cassettes in order to preserve the last out of the first Mets no-hitter. Don't worry. When it happens, they'll play it over and over again. Keep your jinx under lock and key.

Edgy DC
Jul 15 2005 04:01 PM

Yeah, typically the mere mention of the word "blog" curdles the contents of my stomache.

That sounded like more commandments than Charlton Heston could carry.

Jul 15 2005 04:09 PM

I see that Greg gives a plug to Dickshot's site :)

Jul 15 2005 04:15 PM

It was Dickshot who plugged Faith and Fear here. It is always an entertaining read.

Jul 15 2005 04:17 PM

]Abide By Karma. Don't get greedy with the gods.

OK - I'm sold <g>

Johnny Dickshot
Jul 15 2005 04:26 PM

I know him because he was the first Big Fan of mbtn. We eventually met (at Shea, natch) and found we were in the same line of work and we briefly worked together at the same company after he recommended me to his employers. I'd been patched into an email cell of geeked out Met fans where he wrote basically the same stuff, but less frequently, for the last six years and I'm thrilled he's finally getting it out there more.

In a strictly professional, non-Met fan, non-acquaintence sense, I think he's one of the best baseball writers I've ever read. Most days I don't have anything to add; I just nod.

Jul 15 2005 05:27 PM

Do we want to consider linking to F&F on the top of the page?

Edgy DC
Jul 15 2005 05:27 PM

They'll get their link on the companion page when it's done.

Jul 15 2005 06:40 PM

What companion page?
And with that question I say good bye for a while.
(Unless Glavine pitches the first Met no-hitter tonight)


Jul 15 2005 06:45 PM

The link up top, 62 ...

Jul 15 2005 08:11 PM




Edgy DC
Jul 18 2005 04:54 PM

Jason doesn't do me like Greg does me.

Jul 18 2005 06:28 PM

Who's Jason?

Yancy Street Gang
Jul 18 2005 07:19 PM

Hate The Yankees. "Well I wanted them to win against Atlanta." "I'm from New York, so I want both teams to do well." "They're in different leagues." Go play in traffic.

It did bug me when Mets fans rooted for the Yankees over the Braves in 1999. What a mixed up sense of priorities. You can hate as many teams as you like, but never hate any team more than you hate the Yankees.

Jul 18 2005 07:24 PM

Well, if there ever was a team as despicable as the MFY's, it was the 1999 Larry/Rocker Evil Braves.

Frayed Knot
Jul 18 2005 10:05 PM

Not even close IMO.
The only thing Chipper ever did was hit our pitching, and I'll cast a vote for that whole Rocker stuff being one of the more over-blown sports stories of the last decade. He was basically just a harmless moron.

But even worse than the ones who wouldn't root against the Yanx in a Braves series were the ones who specifically rooted FOR them in '96. "Ya gotta root for 'em, cuz of Doc & Darryl and Coney"
Oh no I don't. In fact, I'll say fuck Doc, fuck Darryl, and fuck Cone, and fuck the Met fan who thought that way.

I don't believe in karma and other crappy stuff like that but I'm still willing to blame those fans for causing the Yanqui dynastic run by thinking that pulling for a Yanqui team was some kind of harmless touchy-feely good-will gesture.
It's all their fault. There, I said it.

Rockin' Doc
Jul 18 2005 10:27 PM
Five simple words for Mets fans...






Jul 18 2005 10:31 PM

Frayed Knot wrote:
The only thing Chipper ever did was hit our pitching....

Not exactly. Larry was actually more responsible for the hatred of the Braves than Rocker was, and it wasn't because of his prowess with the bat.

Down the stretch in '99, when the Mets lost to the Braves and looked as though they were dead in the water, Chipper was the one who said that the Mets fans could now put away their Mets gear and put on their Yankees caps, thus implying that Mets fans were bandwagoners.

That statement transformed the Braves from merely a capable foe into a hated one. A hatred that remains to this day, and that preceded the 1999 World Series.

By the time of that series, the choice between the lesser of two evils was a tough one. And, until Clemens tried to kill Piazza on July 8, 2000 and the MFY's were apologists for the act, there was a solid argument that the MFY's were the lesser of the two evils as between those two.

Frayed Knot
Jul 18 2005 10:58 PM

I think what we in NYC forget sometimes is that many out-of-towners simply assume that baseball fans in NYC root for the NYC baseball teams -- both of them.
"You mean you're from New York and you hate the Yankees (or Rangers or Jets or whoever)" ... does not compute.

I ignored those comments from him as soon as he made them and if it weren't for the fact that he was the MVP that year - and ergo the symbol of the Braves - most others would have as well.
He never bothered me in the slightest.

btw, Chipper was activated tonight ... he HR'd in his first AB.

Jul 18 2005 11:01 PM

Well, it computed after that. Larry has been more careful to watch his P's and Q's after the ensuing backlash.