Category: Rent

  • Time To Break Out the Big Guns

    In one of his quotes, Frenchy brings up the incident that I always think of whenever things start to look impossible: “For us, I know mathematically it’s getting tough to make the playoffs, but you’re never out of it,” right fielder Jeff Francoeur said. “The A’s won 20 games in a row a couple years […]

  • Youk’s Revenge

    Not much to say about that road trip except “wow, it sucked.” I mean, sucked like I didn’t even think we were capable of sucking. Not yet, not when I was just getting used to the idea of actually staying on pace with the Mets this season. I really wanted to go into this series […]

  • Don’t [Mess] With Rent

    This quote about Scooter is the most I’ve ever heard from Rent, in post-game or otherwise: “He’s getting more fastballs to hit because of me,” joked Renteria. “He always had a good swing. And me and Chipper and the guys behind him get to see more pitches because Kelly takes a lot of them. It […]

  • The Sucker Can Hit

    We had our windows open yesterday afternoon, which was probably not a great idea, because that game had me screaming and jumping around the room. I’m surprised our neighbors didn’t call the cops. And the best part, as pictured in the background here: The pissed off Mets fans! Ah, whenever I hear “and the fans […]

  • Look Who Has A Bullpen

    What a great start to the season, a really exciting first game — I was up off my sofa jumping around when Rent hit that first homer to tie it up. It was such a perfect go-fuck-yourself for Slappy McWifebeater, knocking him out of the game with his tail between his legs. Skip had just […]

  • “Whatever. We’ve Got Yoga.”

    I’m starting to feel the pangs of real discouragement for the first time this preseason: Hampton says he’s a no go, despite Bobby’s optimism. I don’t know what scares me more, the idea that Hampton might flake out this season, or the possibility that Bobby’s ability to judge who is capable and who isn’t is […]

  • “What’s Wrong With My Hair?”

    I actually thought the beginning of this Dave O’Brien blog was kinda funny. I’m scared for my sanity, naturally. But there are also some good quotes there for those of you who aren’t losing your minds, including some from Wilson about his hair (“what’s wrong with it?”) and Gonzalez’s girlfriend (“hot”). Also, apparently Rent has […]