Dopey Pirates Fan & Other Quick Hits

So two nights in a row now there’s a dopey Pirates fan sitting in the second row at Whatever It’s Called Stadium who holds up a Pirates, um, towel (?) every pitch. Loser. I bet he doesn’t even blog.

He’s almost (almost) as annoying as the woman who would shuffle her hands in a circle that used to sit behind home at Mets games.

SNY is showing some dude with way too many signs. Sign Man has been done. Get your own act.

Glad to see Andy Phillips was picked up for the Mets. I liked him when he was on the Yankees, and now it solves the “well who would play first base” question.

14-0 Rays. Still only a game out of first. This Kazmir guy they have is pretty good.

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>All Star Ticket Charade

>Why did the Yankees tell us to try to get tickets at 10am this morning?

Three people at work all got through immediately on Ticketmaster.

We were all told in under one minute that there was not even one ticket available.

Why bother with the charade? Was it just to put a stub-hub ad in my face.

It’s 10:02 and I’ve already been shut out twice and posted to a blog.

All Star Game Looks Bleak For Mets

In the updated voting:

Wright is third.
Reyes is 5th.
Beltran is 8th.

I suspect we’re looking at Wagner and that’s it unless there are mercy picks because the game is in New York.

All Star Ticket Charade

Why did the Yankees tell us to try to get tickets at 10am this morning?

Three people at work all got through immediately on Ticketmaster.

We were all told in under one minute that there was not even one ticket available.

Why bother with the charade? Was it just to put a stub-hub ad in my face.

It’s 10:02 and I’ve already been shut out twice and posted to a blog.

>The Exaggerating Howie Rose Was The Man Once

>The Mets Police enjoy busting Howie’s chops for claiming “about 40,000” at Shea when the stadium is clearly half empty.

You young kids probably don’t recall that Howie once was the original kind of Mets Police.

He used to host Mets Extra and really give the Mets a hard time. Howie would ride them so hard that the Mets eventually forced WFAN to keep Howie away from the game adjacency, and made us suffer through someone named Todd Kalas (nepotism, look it up).

I decided to look back at Google News and remember how cool Howie was before he put on the rose colored attendance goggles. Just read these snippets and get a feel for old Howie. Howie, we miss you. Fran Healey must have stolen your spirit. At least you still hate the black uniforms.

METS’ HARRELSON COULDN’T CUT IT

$2.95 – Deseret News – NewsBank – Sep 30, 1991
Howie Rose told Harrelson his job as host was to start controversy and the manager’s job was avoid it. Rose said he learned Harrelson didn’t like the remark

THE SOUND OF ALL-SPORTS RADIO IS MOSTLY ALL SNOOZE

$3.50 – Daily News of Los Angeles – NewsBank – Feb 1, 1992
“There’s a guy named Howie Rose,” said Keith, “who I think talks too much. But he’s good, he’s good. He used to do the pregame or postgame Mets shows with

EXECUTIVES’ DECISIONS RAISE SOME QUESTIONS

$2.95 – Boston Globe – NewsBank – Oct 2, 1992
Bud Harrelson quit in midseason last year, saying he wasn’t going to take it anymore from host Howie Rose and second-guessing callers.

YEAR BRINGS MUCH CHANGE ON AIR,TV

$1.95 – Worcester Telegram Gazette – NewsBank – Jan 2, 1992
Mets manager Buddy Harrelson quit his $30000 WFAN radio show because he didn’t appreciate the tough questions asked by co-host Howie Rose.