Thursday, December 14, 2006
Screw you, New York Mets
This Barry Zito thing is getting out of hand, especially with teams who think they are hot stuff and have a history of that aforementioned stuff.
Headline from the Bergen Record today:
"Mets think Zito should join a winner"
Yeah, that's awesome. How many World Series trophies have the Mets had in the past 20 years? One. Congrats. That was 20 freakin' years ago. I've owned at least five cars since then. Maybe six, I don't know.
But they made it to the WS in 2000, doesn't that count?
No, they lost. A loser is not a winner.
How many postseason appearances have the Mets had in the past 10 years? Three. How many have the Rangers had? Three.
But the Mets won the division last year, doesn't th-
HUSHTHATFUSS! No. They lost in the first round of the playoffs. A loser is not a winner.
But the Rangers haven't been in the playoffs since 1999.
Exactly. I'm not calling them winners either. I'm just saying that these people and/or teams clamoring for Barry Zito, claiming they are the best thing in sports since the invention of the jock strap need a reality check. And so do the people who think they need to reward an above average pitcher on the same level as a dominant ace.