Tuesday, May 29, 2007

This was bad... even for Benitez

2 balks in the 12th inning?
Worse yet... a game tying 2 out balk?

Benitez is finding ways to blow leads I have never dared dream of.

I told the Giants to trade him when he got his first save knowing his value would never be higher.

I openly questioned what his job description was.
But this is just getting sad because it is no longer shocking.

When he allowed Reyes to score the tying run (thus invalidating a gutty effort by the Giants to come back in the 7th, hold off the Mets in extra innings and move ahead in the 12th) my dad stopped watching.

Now keep in mind my dad NEVER leaves a Giants game. He watches or listens to them right through the post game show on KNBR.

But Benitez balked, Reyes scored and my dad stood up to play with his grandchildren.

He missed DelGado ending the game with a home run the next pitch.
But I guess saying he missed it isn't accurate.

I went outside and he was playing with my two sons.
At one point amidst the laughter my dad turned to me.
"Home run?" He asked.
I nodded.

No need to even watch.


I can't wait to hear from my Mets fan friends tomorrow.
Benitez is FINALLY contributing to a Mets victory.

I look forward to hearing what my Mets fan friends Andres, Liam, Michael, Poppi and my cousin Dave Sullivan think about this poetic justice.


  1. Anonymous8:17 AM

    I fell alseep watching the late-night rerun on ESPN, woke up in time to catch the 12th inning. The first time he's ever been applauded at Shea.

    Although, to be fair, when Harmando Boo-nitez was playing with the Marlins, it was the most frustrating thing in the world to watch him walk to the mound and confound the Mets' batting order.

    The good news is, because Big Stupid just blew a huge rally AT Shea Stadium, he could have completed the nostalgic homecoming by immediately telling the papers that he didn't care what the fans think because they don't pay his salary, then caught the next cab to Yankee Stadium.

  2. Anonymous6:18 PM

    Armando is like a schizophrenic marriage. When its good, its great. When its bad, hide the meat cleavers.

    Look at it this way, at least it was former Met Randy Meyers who got picked in '96 by little Jeffrey Maier. Benitez had been lifted in the 7th!

  3. Anonymous9:00 PM


    O, happy happy day!