Hey K-Rod: To Quote Batman "You’re Gonna Love Me!"

To quote Batman, “You’re gonna love me.”
I don’t specifically mean The Mets Police (although we can be annoying) I mean anything and everything that covers the New York Mets from a dopey blog like this to WFAN, ESPN & the Tabloids.

Less impressive was his postgame performance. In a setting that is all about growing the game’s popularity globally, which presumably means the players understand their roles as ambassadors, Rodriguez told the Venezuelan media representative that he would not speak to reporters, the same posture he has maintained since Venezuela began playing exhibitions in Florida last week. English-language media, media from his own country, Japanese media – K-Rod was determined to pitch a shutout.


And why didn’t he want to talk?


“Well, the way the Venezuelan team was criticized, I don’t like that,” he said. “We’re here for one target, trying to make the Venezuelan name, put it the highest on the face of the earth. Unfortunately, our people are not doing that.”


“Instead of helping us, building us, they’re trying to stick it to us. That’s not right. We’re trying 120 percent, and unfortunately we’re not getting the support we need to get. That’s one of the reasons why I don’t want to speak to the media and I don’t want to speak to the people, and unfortunately some people might get upset with the words that I’m saying [but] that’s the truth. You ask any player in the clubhouse, they’ll say the same thing. We got our ass kicked the other night, but instead of helping us, no, they’re trying to stick it to us.”


All that was after a win!!!!   What’s he going to do when he blows a save and there are K-Fraud headlines on the backpage of the Post.


Francisco, don’t dodge the media.  If you blow a game just come out and say “I sucked tonight.”   They’ll get bored and walk away from you.   If you start hiding out you’ll get booed out of town the way the formerly beloved Bud Harrelson did.




Still Yet Even More Pics Of New Yankee Stadium

Stumbled across these pics of New New Yankee.
With no disrespect to the link or the photographers, there’s nothing particularly exciting.
In other Yankees news plenty of people are getting the below via email.  The Yankees really want to move those $7,000 seats!

Yankees Seats Between The Bases
We are happy to announce that a limited number of Season Plan seat locations are now available in select infield seating areas between the bases of the new Yankee Stadium. Season Plans between the bases are the best way to ensure the finest general seat locations for 2009, the inaugural season of the new Yankee Stadium.


Yankees Open House:
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must schedule an appointment to attend. Appointments are on a 1st come, 1st served basis.
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Saturday, March 14, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
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Gate 4, Yankee Stadium, One East 161st Street

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The Curse Of Colonel Sanders???

I’ll guess you don’t normally visit the Fox Toldeo site:
LOS ANGELES – Divers checking for unexploded bombs in Osaka, Japan’s Dotonbori River found something else that is raising the hopes of a local baseball team’s fans — a statue of Kentucky Fried Chicken’s Colonel Sanders.

The statue was thrown into the river 24 years ago by rowdy fans of the Hanshin Tigers who were celebrating the team’s first Central League title in 21 years, according to The Mainichi Daily News (see pictures of the statue) .


Tigers fans apparently thought the statue looked a lot like the team’s slugger Randy Bass and ripped it out of the ground intending to give it a victory toss, but they threw it too far into the air and it went into the river.


The Tigers have not won the Japan World Series since 1985 and many believe it is because of the “Curse of Colonel Sanders.”



See The Mets On The Road And Get Bobblehead Dolls!

For those of you who like road trips….

…Casey Blake Bobblehead Night is May 20th in Los Angeles (vs. the Mets)

….Adam Jones Bobblehead Night June 17th in Baltimore (also vs. the Mets)

Sadly although there is Manny Ramirez Bobblehead Night as well, it in no way includes the Mets.


Chi-Chi Says Mets are Doomed Unless….

Fun…Chi-Chi Rodriguez says the Mets should sign Pudge:

I hope Ivan has a big game because I would like to see the New York Mets sign him. I don’t think the New York Mets can win without him.

Chi-Chi is part of the Delgado-led campaign to get Ivan “Don’t Call Me Chi-Chi” Rodriguez on the team.

I forget who made this point (newspaper/blog) and I admit it’s not my own but it sure is interesting that when Delgado campaigns for a player to take the spot of teammates that it’s cool, but if A-Rod says something nice about Reyes then A-Rod is dissing half the Yankees.  Poor A-Rod….

….and speaking of A-Rod, if the Mets do get Pudge can we get cousin Yuri’s phone number?   You know…look at the stats.

Thanks Newsday!