Missing Dave Howard: You complete me

I’m really bummed about Dave Howard leaving the Mets. I know I’m probably the only one on this side of the turnstiles who cares about an executive departure but I like Dave. I liked the imaginary thing we had going in my head.

Who will I write missives to? Jeff? It’s not the same.

Dave was a working stiff. (Well, “is” – I shouldn’t write about him like he’s dead.) Sure, Dave had a good job, but he had earned his place in life. What’s the line on Jeff – and I forget who said it – he was born on third and thought he hit a triple? I don’t know Jeff but I know rich people’s kids, and they almost always are completely out of touch.

From the little time I spent with Dave I know him to be family man. You’d like the guy.

On the blogger front it was fun to have a playful foil. Dave would give some quote and I would poke fun at it. If Jeff gives the same quote I’m likely to lose my mind. Imagine Jeff telling us about geometry. We’d go bananas. With Dave I could just goof on the statement.

I’m trying to think of analogies. I don’t think either of us is the Joker or Lex Luthor so none of those comparisons make sense…but now I feel like I have no Yang to my Yin. Wikipedia explains it…

Yin and yang are actually complementary, not opposing, forces, interacting to form a whole greater than either separate part; in effect, a dynamic system. Everything has both yin and yang aspects, (for instance shadow cannot exist without light). Either of the two major aspects may manifest more strongly in a particular object, depending on the criterion of the observation.

So if nobody is there to say sales are gangbusters, then I have no post to write.

If nobody is there to say Opening Day sales are strong, then it’s harder for me to write a playful column observing that I can buy 12 seats in a row. Like this…

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By the way notice Opening Day tickets are now $50. I guess the market didn’t support $63.

Anyway..I need Dave. Dave is fun. Jeff will just bring out rage in me.

Kirk needs his Klingons. Pac-Man needs ghosts. Mets Police needs someone to chop-bust.

I have issues.

Anyways, congrats to Dave Howard on what seems like a great gig. May whoever fills the void be as good a sport.

3 Replies to “Missing Dave Howard: You complete me”

  1. Good post. That is Eddie Vedder’s quote, on Pearl Jam’s ‘Bushleaguer’.

    Though it may be a reference to someone else who said it earlier, of course.

  2. Bye Dave! BTW, It seems as though you can’t get 12 together in the Promenade Reserved you highlight. Seems as though it’s down to 8, though I wonder if they implemented a little software code so the situation isn’t as embarrassing. I’m glad I can still get 12 in a row in Promenade Infield, Row 4 no less! πŸ™‚

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