[Shortstop Elio] Chacon… was eager but not very talented. And he kept running into the outfield and knocking down Richie Ashburn as he was about to catch a fly ball. And he didn’t speak any English, so Joe Christopher went to him and tried to explain this and then he went to Richie Ashburn and said, “If you’re going to catch a fly ball,” he said, “and you see Chacon coming out, what you want to say is, ‘Yo la tengo. Yo la tengo.’—‘I’ve got it.’ And he’ll pull up.” So Richie practiced, he said, “Yo la tengo” and a game came along and it was a fly ball. He looked up for the fly ball. Chacon rushed out for him. Richie said, “Yo la tengo, yo la tengo,” and he put his hands up—and was knocked flat by Frank Thomas, his left fielder. That was the Mets.
Frankly, I just want all of this to over. But, if the Mets are going to take on an investor, OF COURSE I’m hoping Valentine is part of the group they allow in. I am not even sure why. I just like the sound of it. The idea of him pacing in a suite overlooking the activity, his arms folded, a Mets hat on, tapping his lips with his pointer finger, staring down the field, is hilariously intriguing to me.
At this point, does a Mets fan react to a Yadier Molina jersey like a Crystal Lake camper does to a hockey mask?
Now with Pujols batting as the winning run, Ryan Ludwick gets thrown out stealing
A few questions:
- How tired is Ryan Ludwick? This game started six-and-a-half hours ago. Dumb.
- If it was a hit-and-run, that’s even dumber.
- At what point in the game did Tony La Russa begin drinking?
And then Pujols doubles. I hope this game goes another 11.