Monday, May 26, 2008

Surprise! Marlins Win Again

There's something almost unsettling about our friends from the north - those obnoxious Mets fans - wallowing in expected defeat. Wasn't it more fun to beat them when their confidence was up?

The New York media will turn this into a story about Willie Randolph, but here's the real rub:

1. Carlos Beltran lost the Mets the game by stupidly diving for Luis Gonzalez's bases loaded liner. What could have been 1-2 runs turned into 4 (because Gonzalez took second).

2. The Mets offense was putrid and uninspired. Outside of Jose Reyes' two HRs, they showed no fire, no passion. Contrast their attitudes with those in the visitor's dugout and you're comparing Barber's Adagio for Strings with Rossini's William Tell Overture.

And how about the real story? As in, the Marlins are just better.


craig said...

Loved the classical music analogy!

ASponge said...

Hah, thanks! I went to arts school, so it's in my blood.