Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Cliff Lee to Phillies, Mets doomed; Jets suck; totally know how this guy feels

I don't know about Hell, but the Greater New York City area is certainly freezing over -- and I ain't just referring to the weather. Rather, I am referring to the breaking news that Pitching Ace Cliff Lee has re-signed with the Phillies. WTF?! That is so unfair. I wasn't thrilled about the idea of Lee signing with the New York Yankees (which I never really thought he'd do). But the Phillies, the team that dumped Cliff Lee just the other season?! And besides, the Philadelphia Phillies already have three aces in Roy Halladay, Roy Oswalt, and Cole Hamels! That's like stacking the deck! I cry "foul"! The New York Mets are now totally SCREWED, as are every other team in the National League. Why not just give the World Series trophy to the Phillies now, why don't you? Feh.

And speaking of cold, hard realities, what is with the New York Jets (of New Jersey), who don't seem to be able to catch a ball even when it's handed to them? WTF is up with that?! It has gotten to the point where I can barely watch Jets football. Just too painful. (And the New York Giants, who now own the stat of being the team with the most picks, ain't a whole lot more fun to watch.) If I'm Rex Ryan, I'd have Offensive Coordinator Brian Shottenheimer standing out there in the Jets practice facility with a hose and/or a snow machine -- heck, on an ice-skating rink -- making his wide receivers and tight ends practice catching the dang football in the worst possible conditions until they can do it 100 times in a row.

Lastly, I just came across this short video on YouTube, whose alternate title should be "Ever Had One of Those Days?" and had to share -- as I think we can all relate to what this guy is thinking. (LOVE the shots of his face.) Note: My daughter, who just had her winter band concert (she plays the clarinet), heard the video and thought it sounded like cats being tortured. (Am happy to report her band sounds A LOT better than these guys.)



Am now off to hibernate work.

5 comments:

The Daily Del Franco said...

History shows us that in 1992 ace pitcher Greg Maddux snubbed the Yankees because he wanted certainty around winning a World Series. He signed with the Braves (for less money) and won his title in 1995. However, he lost to the Yankees in 1996 and Jimmy Key, whom was Plan B after failing to sign Maddux. (By the way, the Yankees went on to win the Series in 98, 99 and 00)

So maybe there's a silver lining here.

Anonymous said...

My head is hung low....soooo low...

Dave S. said...

Well, at least this doesn't affect the Nationals. Oh, wait...

J. said...

@Dave S.: It won't be a Merry Cliffmas for us Mets and Nats fans, that's for sure.

@The Daily Del Franco: Silver lining for whom? I got one "ace" who punches people out, another with a bum shoulder, and a third who can't stop licking himself!

Laura47 said...

"Am happy to report her band sounds A LOT better than these guys."

That's not exactly difficult...although I have to admit that my first reaction was that it was a LOT worse than my son's sixth-grade band concert, too. Except these guys only played a scale; you really haven't lived until you've heard "La Bamba" massacred at a funereal pace (it was so slow I didn't recognize it till they were half done!) by a group of kids who's been playing their instruments for three whole months. My daughter and I still nearly pee our pants laughing at the memory of that particular concert, and it was 15 years ago!