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Old 02-21-2008, 01:03 AM   #511
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Phils should be focused on the Wild Card unless the Mets falter.
Piss off. No team should EVER focus on not winning outright before the season starts. I don't care if they're up against the greatest on-paper team to ever play baseball. When you're a professional, you play to WIN, not to come second.



The Phillies have the tools to win the NL East. The Mets are the favourites, sure - but of all people, Headache should know damn well that "favourite" and "underdog" mean very little when the underdog believes they can win and plays like it.

At the very least, it's going to be a dog fight. No way the Mets are going to win the division by more than a half-dozen games, if they do.

As an aside, the cheesesteak I had at CBP was awesome.
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I'm not saying they should from the get-go, but I think it will happen pretty quickly.

Also, it's favorite.
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Citi Field isn't much better. Anytime you sell off the naming rights, it is going to have a bad ring to it. Even when the name isn't sold, you could have a crappy name: Hubert H. Humphrey Dome.
it could be a hell of a lot worse than CitiField... at least it sorta sounds like it's based on new york city... ya know... city field. it could be something like WaMu Stadium or Fidelity Investments Field, which wouldn't be good for anyone.

bloomberg's working on getting Citi to pony up money to put their name on the subway stop. it's the willets point/shea stadium stop now... if they want to put the Citi name on the subway stop they're actually gonna have to pay for the rights. this is why bloomberg's a kagilionaire... he comes up with ideas like this.

i did make the comment to a met fan friend who was complaining about how stadiums/arenas named after banks change names all the time... at least its CitiBank, not like they're going anywhere anytime soon.

two weeks later they cut 25% of their workforce due to the sub prime crunch.
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Piss off. No team should EVER focus on not winning outright before the season starts. I don't care if they're up against the greatest on-paper team to ever play baseball. When you're a professional, you play to WIN, not to come second.



The Phillies have the tools to win the NL East. The Mets are the favourites, sure - but of all people, Headache should know damn well that "favourite" and "underdog" mean very little when the underdog believes they can win and plays like it.

At the very least, it's going to be a dog fight. No way the Mets are going to win the division by more than a half-dozen games, if they do.

As an aside, the cheesesteak I had at CBP was awesome.
obviously the one thing you can't measure is heart. the mets didn't play with any last year. they expected to win and thought all they had to do was show up and they were so good that they'll just win anyway.

if they do that again this year? obviously they'll be in deep shit. if they play with the type of desperation that they did in 2006 right from day 1? baring injury i'd expect them to win 100+ games.

but, alas, this is why they play the games.

either way, it's about time that the rivalry that should have been but never was has finally taken off. only took 36 years.

oh, and citizen's bank is a splendid ballpark. one of the best i've been to. it's especially nice when it's filled with 25% met fans
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ok i just checked my e-mail, and one thing about the mets that makes you friggin gag is their marketing campaigns... from the constant plugging of endy chavez's catch last year (um, we lost dumbasses) to the whole "your postseason is here" thing a month before the playoffs... sometimes you want them to just shut the F up.

the reason for this latest rant against mets marketing? the newest ticket package that i got an e-mail about...



Get the same Upper Reserved seating
when you come see Jimmy Rollins
and the NL East Champion Phillies
twice, plus each of the Mets' other
division foes, with this five-game
Mets Value Pack.
"Team To Beat" Pack
Fri. 4/25 7:10 p.m. ATL
Tue. 5/13 7:10 p.m. WAS
Thu. 7/24 12:10 p.m. PHI
Fri. 8/8 7:10 p.m. FLA
Fri. 9/5 7:10 p.m. PHI


gimmie a break
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the whole "your postseason is here" thing a month before the playoffs...
I really loved that one when October came around
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your uninspired choke is here.
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"Andy is one of the greatest human beings I've ever met," Rodriguez said. "I have two daughters -- well, I have one and one on the way. If I had a daughter, I would want 'em to marry Andy Pettitte. The age difference might be a little awkward, but in today's day and age anything is possible."
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Is that an Alex Rodriguez quote...?
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Yes, that is A-Rod speaking. I really have no comment to make, other than to say that the quote is hilarious.
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I wonder how that sounded coming out of his mouth. I'll have to look for the clip.
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sloppy cock coming out of your mouth sounds dirty.
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sloppy cock coming out of your mouth sounds dirty.
Pretty sure anything I might respond to that would end up getting me warned, banned, and detained at Guantanamo...

So, Prince Fielder is a vegetarian.
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Old 02-23-2008, 09:19 AM   #524
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i'll give a cookie to someone who can name the movie that quote came (hehe) from without googling it
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so the lidge signing has worked out thus far...
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