SLACKISH REACTION: Further evidence that baseball died in the 2019 is that there is nothing to tell you. I don’t know if the teams have circled the wagons or if the rest of the beat can’t even coast on Rubin’s fumes any more, but there’s just nothing.
Even last year I could scrape by seeing what players were posting on Instagram. They all seem to be in their bunkers.
NOT LINKING: My friend Matt Cerrone want Billy Wagner in the HOF. Your reaction to that right now is why Wagner is not a HOFer.
I’m not looking up numbers, I’m not reading the article. Not once ever did I look at Billy Wagner and think “there’s one of the greats.”
As for the HOF, I saw a list of eligible players the other day and I no longer care who gets put in the museum in the middle of nowhere. If we can’t have the guy with both home run records, or the guy with the most hits, or the guy who won 350 games in recent memory (when nobody is ever going to win 250 ever again, CC Sabathia being MLB’s final 250 game winner before the sport died in 2019) – I can’t have a conversation with you about Billy Wagner.
I continue to want to start over with The Smithsonian Museum Of Baseball somewhere along the cool part of Washington DC where all the other cool museums are. Let Cooperstown be the relic of the drying sport it honors.
God some bad news guys. One of the writers for the AAIMBR announced on twitter that he won’t be able to keep up with his coverage of the Winter Leagues. I don’t know what we’re all going to do without that information. Like, I really enjoy knowing ow Phil Evans is doing for Criollos de Caguas and don’t know how I will get through the winter without this information.
Hopefully one of the 72 remaining writers can spend less time writing about how the Mets have to improve their infield defense and can shift over and keep an eye on Leones del Escogido for us.
SLACKISH REACTION: Watched the first two episodes of The Crown. Very very good. Played some Star Wars video game. Liking is less again – too many “where do I go now?” puzzles. Not the game I was looking for.
Oh, you wanted Mets news? There’s no Mets news. I could NOT LINKING you with today’s pitching coach rumor but really who cares.
I guess the interesting thing is how Astros-Gate plays out, and whether or not any of the mud gets on Inexperienced Carlos Beltran, the man our GM thought was the right choice to lead the Mets to a World Series championship.
How would MLB even react to this? Fines? Suspensions? I doubt this gets all the way to Beltran, but if someone does ask him some questions about it – well, that would be good for blogging.
Jesus guys, really?
Did who ever has to work Offseason Weekends just go into the videos folder and grab the first thing they saw that said Tom Seaver? Is “knowledge of baseball” even a hiring component, or is this the person that thinks tweeting #WorldSeries #WorldSeries #WorldSeries #WorldSeries #WorldSeries #WorldSeries #WorldSeries #WorldSeries #WorldSeries #WorldSeries #WorldSeries #WorldSeries #WorldSeries #WorldSeries #WorldSeries #WorldSeries #WorldSeries #WorldSeries #WorldSeries #WorldSeries #WorldSeries is going to get people to watch this dead sport?
SLACKISH REACTION: There’s extra nothing today. I am in a good mood, slept until 7:30am (which is “late” these days). People had their act together at the Bagel Store. I got some Donuts Chain Iced Coffee. Soccer isn’t until 10. Played the Star Wars Game and Tropico 6 and later today there are new episodes of The Crown. Life is good.
Vulgar Pete Alonso, coming off an UNBELIEVEABLE year sure is looking trim! Also looks like he has not aligned himself with my favorite t-shirt retailer in The T-SHIRT WARS. Anyway, Pete is looking quite svelte. Perhaps he doesn’t eat as many carbs during the off-season to fuel his extreme power hitting.
Thor was up to this.
NOT LINKING: Either the AAIMBR ripped off Formerly Mets Blog or Formerly Mets Blog ripped off the AAIMRB, but either way they BOTH did “5 relievers the Mets should sign.” If you have the kind of time to read either of those…hey maybe hit the treadmill instead, or play a Star Wars video game or watch The Crown. I seriously don’t know what you could possibly want out of some random opinion on which reliever the Mets should sign. Seriously. Maybe I’ll ask @Mediagoon if I can go Full Shatner and yell GET A LIFE at The Queens Baseball Convention Of Nassau County on January 28th. Goon already canceled my Star Wars panel. Jerk.
Yes the guy who blogs every day for 11 years about the Mets just told you to Get A Life.