Willie's World

Wednesday, April 26, 2006

Good Game Today

What's up guys, Willie here again. I'm on the plane to Atlanta after a good series victory in San Francisco. Some game notes:

1. Brian Bannister's injury is serious. When he first pulled up lame and fell down at home plate, I started laughing because I assumed he was pulling a little joke on Carlos Beltran. So as I was helping him to the clubhouse, I let him go, assuming he could walk by himself. Unfortunately, he fell down and bruised his knee too. The trainer said the hamstring should heal soon but the knee bruises should keep him out longer. I think we have to fire this trainer or at least hire a leg specialist. We've had an awful lot of those injuries, haven't we?

2. A lot of people have asked what I'm going to do about the off-day in terms of pushing starters back. Peterson suggested that we should give Pedro an extra day off and pitch him in the opener on Friday, and keep Glavine and Trachsel on their normal rotations by starting them Saturday and Sunday. But I pointed out that this means we would have to skip Victor Zambrano's start. Peterson didn't respond and he looked kind of dazed by what I said. I think he might have gotten a touch of the San Francisco flu. So I made sure to bump him from this flight and let him take one later by himself. I can't have us all going down to illness. Fortunately, the solution came to me thanks to an air stewardess. She came up to me and asked, "Excuse me, sir. would you like honey roasted peanuts or honey roasted cashews?" And I responded, "Well, can I have both?" And she gave me both. Then it hit me, whoa wait a minute. Friday is Pedro's turn on 5 days. Friday is also Zambrano's turn on 4 days. WHY CAN'T WE HAVE THEM BOTH PITCH IN THAT GAME? They are going to alternate. One will pitch one inning, and then retreat to SS (Jose needs the day off) and so on. And it saves me a pitcher out of the bullpen because if one of them gets in trouble, I can go to the mound and bring in the shortstop for a quick out.

Okay well I'm feeling kind of tired. I'll try to update later. Take it easy Met fans!


  • At 11:27 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    hilarious. easily the funniest of the met pages.

  • At 1:29 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Dammit Willie! Everyone and their mother knows you dont pitch to Bonds in that situation. You couldve saved every Met fan from a heart attack and an hour of agony watching Armand-oh! shut us down for two innings. If we lost had lost that game, blame was on you despite DW's throwing error.


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