The Eddie Kranepool Society

Wednesday, April 12, 2006

WHEN YOUR A MET YOUR A MET ALL THE WAY FROM YOUR FIRST CIGARETTE TO YOUR LAST DYIN' DAY It seems there is a lot of anticipation for tonight Mets Nats game with Petey and Jose Guilen scheduled for a main event smackdown. I just think Bob Watson, the MLB Supervisor of Violent Acts, has let both teams know there is a zero tolerance ordnance in effect. As much as I would love to see Petey knock Gulien on his ass, I don't want Petey suspended for any games. Maybe if the game gets out of hand say the Mets are up 8-1 in the 6th, Willie could bring in Jorge Julio to be the Dave "The Hammer" Shultz enforcer type for the Mets. Buster Olney has an interesting blurb in his daily blog on ESPN Insider about the perception players have about Mike Piazza and his reaction when beaned by MF Clemens and then when MF Clemens threw the jagged bat at him in the 2000 World Series: {I've always been surprised how many people in baseball privately criticized Mike Piazza for not charging Roger Clemens during the 2000 World Series after the bat-throwing incident. To me, Piazza made the right and rational decision by not charging because he might have been suspended. But to many players, Piazza lost face; he had expressed outrage in July after Clemens beaned him, and despite coming within 20 feet of Clemens after the bat-throwing incident, Piazza passed up the chance to fight Clemens one-on-one. You can bet the Mets infielders will be ready to sprint to the apron of the mound and intercede because New York cannot afford to lose Martinez in some brawl. } The thing is I've always criticize his teammates that they didn't charge the mound the night Piazza was beaned or the Jeter or Bernie Williams didn't get one in the ribs. I don't care how much teammates didn't like Piazza, you still have to stick up for a teammate. It's been 6 years since that incident and it's still a sore subject with the Mets organization. < |