— Days Without Shea —

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by Kingman on April 2 at 8:47AM

Pedro_hamstring_040108It is too early too panic. The Mets are 1–1 and have been scoring runs in their first two games.

And even if Pedro Martinez hobbled off the field in the 4th inning of the Mets 5–4 extra inning loss last, so what? Pedro is in New York today getting examined. Then we’ll find out if he has a strain, a pulled hamstring or something else.

Then we can panic.

Or not. There is one indisputable truth about the 2008 Mets: this team is old. Old hips. Old. hamstrings. Old toes. There are going to be lots of pictures of guys limping off fields this year. We should bring Cliff Floyd back as the limping coach – he was the master and can show some of the younger older players how to do it right.

So lets wait and see. Meanwhile, Oliver Perez starts the rubber game against the Marlins tonight.



[April 2, 2008 10:11 AM]  |  link  |  reply
NatKiller said

How ironic that you write about the Mets being old. I'll show you old - almost Moises Alou or Julio Franco old. You can hobble, but you can't hide. And I don't even want to mention that someone's favorite player once-upon-a-time was Greg Jeffries, because that is really, really old (and really bad judgment).

[April 2, 2008 1:00 PM]  |  link  |  reply
kingman said

Listen older brother, those dudes are much older than me today and still younger than you. And Jeffries was NEVER my favorite player. In fact I won a bet in 1989 that he would not hit over .260 (he hit .259). Go root for Lastings Milledge.

[April 2, 2008 1:10 PM]  |  link  |  reply
Brian replied to kingman

If you were pitching for the Braves you'd be the third-oldest starter in their rotation. You've got that going for you.

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