Fugly $50 Syndergaard Mets cap exists for some reason

Thanks to @lhg39 for putting this on my radar..

This is super ugly.   And it is $49.   At least it’s not $500 like the “real” versions were, but who would want this?  Except @mediagoon of course, he probably bought three, but other than @mediagoon who would want this?

Does it come in Murphy 28?  Asking for a friend.

 

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Sterling or Scully: Gary Cohen calls three straight HRs

I almost loved the first call, but man he had to get Outta Here in there.  The second is a nice honest call.  The third..I won’t kill him on it, but it was catch phrase time.

Again much thanks to Nick who does not like sleep the way I do.

Individual Scores: Sterling, Scully, Sterling.

Overall Verdict: Sterling

Your revisionist history that the Mets should not have signed Cespedes is nonsense

It is November 30th, 2016.  The Mets have been to the World Series in 2015.  They made the wild card in 2016.  They have FIVE ACES.

Yoenis Cespedes, after dragging the 2015 uphill to the playoffs, is coming off a season where he hit .280 31 and 86.  He is the most exciting player on the offensive side of things to hit Cii Field…well…ever.

And he has just signed a 4 year deal with the Astros.

Here’s how that would have played out….

STUPID WILPONS

CHEAP OWNERS

SELL THE TEAM

BOYCOTT

And the newspapers would have fanned the flames.  Just when the Mets have put all the pieces together they cheap out and blah blah blah.

So the Mets signed Cespedes.   Here’s why, via MLB.com

Over Cespedes’ first season and a half in New York, the Mets were 106-74 with him in the starting lineup and an 18-23 without him

In that same article…

“This is what we targeted,” Wilpon said. “This is what we hoped for. And to have it come back and be able to get it done this quickly is great. … New York wants a winner. He obviously makes us win.”

New York wants a winner.  So Jeff Wilpon signed someone who was helping the Mets win games.

You cannot have this both ways people.

So those of you with your newspaper, your blog, your radio show, your tweets, and your boycotts, stop acting like you didn’t want this signing.

The new narrative is that this was a mistake.  I don’t really want to go all Andy Martino on you, but was the David Wright signing a mistake?  Long term contract and the Mets aren’t getting much out of it.  Seems like a mistake, no? But nobody goes there because….?

Cut it out.  It was a good signing.  As we know nothing ever works out in Queens.  Just add this to the list.  Good signing.

 

Mets Police Morning Laziness: Rockies hit 97 HR’s against Mets last night

SLACKISH REACTION:  I didn’t bother with this one once I heard the rain delay was pushing the start until after 9:30. Let me watch this highlights package instead…

…wow I am exhausted from watching that. So look like Vargas gave us 10 straight back to back to back to back to back to back to back to back to back to back to back to back home runs or something.

The red hot Mets, winners of 75% of their last 4 games, are just ELEVEN games back.

AJ Ramos is out for the season.

NOT LINKING: I haven’t done Not Linking in a bit but I am not linking to newspapers embarrassing themselves with stories about Thor (or Jake) going to the Yankees. You really are embarrassing yourself newspapers, but then again who is paying $1 or whatever it costs to read printouts of yesterday’s tweets.

Mets want you to know about some sneakers and a Busta Rhymes concert

Look, I can’t complain that Mets Intern Five doesn’t send me the press releases and then blow one off because I’m not into it.  If my friends the Mets want me to tell you about some sneakers and a concert then I am gonna do it.  A featured image would have been helpful, but hey I can use anything, like this stock footage image of what a Busta Rhymes concert COULD look like….

 

 

METS AND NEW BALANCE CELEBRATE RELEASE OF 247v2 SHOE WITH BUSTA RHYMES POSTGAME PERFORMANCE JUNE 22

 

FLUSHING, N.Y., June 19, 2018 – The New York Mets and New Balance today announced that American rapper and record producer Busta Rhymes will perform at Citi Field on Friday, June 22 after the Mets host the Los Angeles Dodgers at 7:10 p.m. to celebrate the release of the New Balance 247v2. The concert will also feature a performance from a surprise guest.

 

Busta Rhymes is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, record producer, record executive and actor. Rhymes, a native New Yorker, is known for his fashion style and intricate rhyming technique, which has earned him 11 Grammy Award nominations. He is widely regarded as one of the 50 greatest hip-hop lyricists of all time.

 

The performance celebrates the New Balance 247v2, an updated silhouette that is a nod to New Balance’s heritage while further representing the intersection between where lifestyle and sport meet. With the 247v2, New Balance combines its legendary craftsmanship, technology, and fit into a versatile silhouette that empowers modern style seekers to live their on-the-go lifestyle.

 

The Saturday postgame performance will begin approximately 15 minutes after the conclusion of the game from the roof of the visitors dugout on the third base side. Admission to the concert is included in the price of the game ticket.

 

Tickets can be purchased at mets.com/tickets

Besides Mets, you know I love you on twitter.  I saw you announce this at 6:15 this morning.  I had it in the Morning Laziness.  You think the beat reporters had this story before you emailed it to them?  No.  I am your true friend.

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