The Eddie Kranepool Society

Tuesday, February 07, 2006


YOU CAN DO ANYTHING BUT LAY OFF OF MY NIKE SHOES The most anticipated arrival of a pair of shoes since Imelda Marcos was Queen of the Philippines will occur today in the Dominican Republic. A specially designed pair of Nike cleats will be fastened to Pedro Martinez feet with a special cushion for his right big toe that hopefully will alleviate the pain in Petey�s toe after delivering a pitch. If all goes well, Petey will be ready, set, go for spring training. The Mets season could depend on this pair of shoes. http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/story/389042p-330104c.html MIKE PIAZZA THANKS THE PADRES FOR MAKING THIS DAY NECESSARY If it weren�t for the Padres, Mike Piazza season might have began and finished with the World Baseball Championships as a member of Team Italy. If you listen to Piazza, you�d think he had a plethora of job offers come his way: {We just thought this was the best opportunity to contribute,� said Piazza} Mike, it seems it was the ONLY opportunity. Where else were you going? It was Piazza�s agent reaching out to the Highlanders, Blue Jays and Angels not the other way around. The Phillies reached out to Piazza but as a backup to Mike Lieberthal: {�I�ve never been in a situation as a true backup, and at this point in my life I thought (San Diego) was probably a natural fit�} You would think Piazza, a native son of the Philadelphia area, would have jumped at the chance to play at Citizen Bank Ballpark and add to his home run total. In fact I�m shocked he didn�t try to hook up with the Rockies, as he�s always loved hitting at Coors. I�m sure Mike could beat out Yorvit Torrealba for the starting catchers spot. http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/story/389041p-330103c.html Murray Chass decided to start the spring training watch by killing Billy Beane and �Moneyball�. But the most infuriating part of the column was finding out that Artie �Dead or Alive� Howe will still draw a check from the Mets this season. http://www.nytimes.com/2006/02/07/sports/baseball/07chass.ready.html?_r=1&oref=slogin (TO POST A COMMENT PLEASE CLICK ON THE TIME OF THIS POSTING) < |