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Wednesday, March 26, 2008

For Shame

Shame on the folowing peolpe/things for the following reasons:

- Shame on Georgetown for losing an 11 point lead at halftime, letting Dell Curry's son torch them for 25 second half points (after playing stifling D in the first 20 minutes) and losing to freaking Davidson in the second round of the Tournament (sorry, it's taken me a few days to get over this loss even though I kinda saw it coming). As I had written before, this Hoya team was very flawed and I had them as a sweet 16-er no better. Without a clutch scorer who can make his own shot, you can only go so far.

Roy Hibbert was exposed this season without the Jeff Green crutch, and Jessie Sapp and Dajuan Summers did not take steps forward. Sadly, the Patrick Ewing Jr. era is over after only 2 seasons.

The good news, major help is on the way in the 2008/2009 recruiting class.

- Shame on Joe for erroneously(or, at least prematurely) reporting (in an email) that the Mets cut Gotay, scaring the bejesus out of me and forcing me to unfairly criticize perfect GM Omar Minaya. Why on earth would the team give up on a younger player who can hit .300 and between 15-20 home runs, eventually replacing Luis Castillo as the regular second baseman? Oh, because you need to find a spot on the bench for 73 year old Jose Valentin of course!

And way to secure that number 5 spot in the rotation Omar. When El Duque and Pefrey go a combined 3-17 this season, will you then not shelling out a bit more for Livan or Lohse?

- Shame in the Knicks. Period. Truth is, while Donnie Walsh is probably the right move, who wouldn't be rooting for a Mark Jackson/Greg Anthony GM/Coach combo?

- Shame on the Rangers for letting another point slip away against Philly last night. They had the lead into the third and failed to seal the deal. Then they gave up a breakaway in overtime. Let's hope that this one doesn't come back to bite them. At 89 points, they sit in 6th place with a mere one point lead over the Flyers.

On the bright side, I will be winning my Rangers islanders bet with Noyam - so there's a free dinner headed my way.

- Finally, shame on me for not getting nearly enough sleep the last few weeks. it's starting to affect me. I am having weird vision of Mets world series wins and the Jets in the super bowl. I think I need a shrink.

8 Comments:

  • "Shame on Joe for erroneously(or, at least prematurely) reporting (in an email) that the Mets cut Gotay"

    The usually reliable Metsblog claimed that this was reported by WFAN and the Daily News. I am ultimately responsible, but this is Matt Cerrone's fault.

    By Blogger Joe Schick, at 10:09 AM  

  • BTW, since private e-mails are apparently fair game, you did write yesterday that you are not concerned about the 5 spot and that El Duque will be fine when healthy. Which is it?

    By Blogger Joe Schick, at 10:39 AM  

  • And SI Rumors is now eportuing that 400 year old Fernando Tatis has an edge over Gotay for the final spot. makes sense.

    I'm waffling on el Duque. He is, after all, el Duque. On the other hand, learning a new leg kick at age 44 is troubling. Over all, he will probbaly be fine. I just like thinking that the Mets number 5 starters will be 3-17. I'm trying to take a less optomistic approach to the Mets this seaosn to cut down on the end of the year disappointment. We will see hw long that lasts.

    By Blogger Elster, at 1:12 PM  

  • Whe I saw it "makes sense" I'm being sarcastic.

    By Blogger Elster, at 1:12 PM  

  • I do not think El Duque will be fine. However, the number 5 starters will be better than 3-17.

    By Blogger Joe Schick, at 2:54 PM  

  • Tatis only has 56 MLB at bats since he hit .194 in 2003. But he's nine years older than Gotay. If Valentin is too old to go, Tatis should fit in great on Willie's bench.

    By Blogger Joe Schick, at 2:57 PM  

  • Tatis only has 56 MLB at bats since he hit .194 in 2003. But he's nine years older than Gotay. If Valentin is too old to go, Tatis should fit in great on Willie's bench.

    By Blogger Joe Schick, at 2:57 PM  

  • Agreed - Look Joe, someone needs to fill the 45 year old bench player with declining skills for this team to complete for a playoff spot.

    By Blogger Elster, at 3:25 PM  

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