I admit it, I didn't see the whole debacle yesterday - you know, that 14-1 trouncing the last place Arizona Diamondbacks gave to our beloved Mets, but when I turned it on and the first swing of the bat I saw was LaRoche hitting his SECOND three-run homer of the day, that was not a good prelude of things to come.
NOTE: For those with iron wills, here is the box score. I warn you, this is something that may traumatize http://scores.espn.go.com/mlb/boxscore?gameId=300801121&teams=arizona-diamondbacks-vs-new-york-mets
You could expect a score like that to be in a lopsided high school sports game, but when you add up the payroll - and, let's face it, once you reach the majors, you are paid for "talent" - this is a pure crime. Nine plus men stealing money from management, hearts and emotions from the fans and making advertisers cringe for future broadcasts.
Speaking of $, that $12 million bargain, Oliver Perez had a stellar day - (for him) - the good news he walked only 1. The bad? 4 earned runs in two innings facing 12 batters. OK, if management is going to pay this kind of $ for a flop, I kindly invite the Wilpons and Minaya to my next garage sale.