Someone needs to let the Phillies know they won the World Series last year. Apparently they didn't get the message.
It's the only viable reason to explain why these guys are still so hung up on the Mets. All off-season they continue to talk about the Mets. The latest deep insights came from Mr. Heidi Strobel.
He gave his definition of "choke" the other day:
"The word choke means you weren't able to fully come through when you
were supposed to. I think the Mets had the top teams, they pretty much
had the championships in the bag and they weren't able to come
through. A lot of guys will perceive them as choking in the end and
not fulfilling their end of the bargain because they should have taken
it. You know what, it really does show the strength and hard work and
I guess the deep down guts that we have to take it away from them."
There is no arguing the Mets choked in 2007. But lets get real about 2008 before I read another blood and guts account about the Phils. The Mets were lucky to even be in the running come September of last year. By mid-June, we lost our starting left and right fielders, our 1st baseman swang like a 90-year-old shut-in and our manager had been whacked. The Mets got a head of steam for a few months before we lost our closer (who had already blown six saves). It's amazing the Mets got as far as they did.
But who cares about last year anyway? Everyone has moved on, except for Mr. Strobel and his teammates. They're not even reliving the end of the season; the Phils are still stuck in April, 2008. Good luck with that.
Shea Stadium, the blue and orange concrete coliseum that played host to Mets and Yankees, Beatles and Stones, Popes and wrestlers, Jets and Giants, the World Series and Ice Capades passed away today in Flushing, Queens. Shea was 44 years old.
No official cause of death was given. Shea had been noticeably thin in recent months and experts worried Shea was suffering from luxuryboxitis, a rare condition that attacks perfectly good baseball stadiums and their fans' wallets. A wake was already held January 31, 2009
. Shea Stadium is survived by millions of fans and their memories.
See photos of Shea Stadium's final moments in NY Times slide show.
LONG LIVE SHEA STADIUM
Brian, keeper of the Blogs By Fans network,
has launched the Spring Training 2009 site.
Here you will find a breakdown on all 30 teams, from 30 different bloggers.
Stay tuned to the site all spring long for updates. Besides blogger reports, there are also feeds set up for each team, so you can follow every trade, rumor and A-Rod media implosion.
And if you are heading to any Mets pre-season stuff, please remember to e-mail Loge13. Last year, our own Ron Hunt sent back some great photos and observations from FLA.
Check out the site here.