DRAMA!

So I woke up this morning feeling like I’d only dreamed a baseball game last night, after all the off days. I came to the computer and read email for a few minutes before I remembered that there would be AP photos and quotes to harvest, brand new! And boy were there. Apparently the second half is going to be dramatic as hell, if this morning’s crop is any indication:

1. Gary Sheffield opened his mouth, the usual drama ensued. I love Leyland’s response anytime the press tries to pull him into the Sheffield fray: “I don’t care what he says,” Leyland said. “He’s a grown man.” You tell ’em, Jimmy.

2. Ledezma ran his passport through the washing machine. Hey, who hasn’t! This of course means that he’s stuck in Venezuela.

3. Terry had some minor heart trouble, but he’s okay.

4. Mini headline on AJC.com: “Mets are panicking”!! We’re only 1.5 back. They lost to the REDS last night. The Reds, you guys. What is this “still in the race after the break” thing and what do I do with it? Last year is still haunting me, and I keep waiting for the punchline, but this is exciting.

5. JS on Salty: “I don’t have any intention of trading him.” Thank goodness! Now if only he’d add, “and I have every intention of miking him permanently.”

6. Skip’s shirt last night. Enough said.

And what’s this?:

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“That’s what you’ve got to do to starting pitchers, is make them work and not just go up and swing at the first pitch,” McCann said.

Who you talkin’ bout, Willis?

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  1. I read on the AJC that Julio Franco’s name has come up as a potential bench guy, now that the Mets have released him. As much as I liked Julio, I’d rather see Pete Orr come back up. He and Salty can trade off on the mike — Pete’s hilarious!

    And for good measure, I’d love to hear Peter Moylan miked for a game or two. I’m a sucker for a sexy accent. ;)

    1. Yeah, I’d prefer Julio to Woodward, though. And Moylan seems really clever and funny, I’m surprised they haven’t miked him yet.

      1. Oh, TOTALLY would rather have Julio than Woodward.

        At the game tonight, there were some drunk frat-types behind me who kept yelling up at Schuerholz in his box, telling him we really need to trade for a starting pitcher…or two. I told them while they’re yelling, tell him we’d be willing to give up Wickman while he’s at it. :D

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