Willie's World

Thursday, August 10, 2006

Good News Despite Bad Signs

What’s up Mets fans, Willie here after a great series with the Padres. Congratulations to me after our first sweep at home this year. Billy tried to make things difficult again yesterday, but things worked out in the end.

As for today’s game, it was a 12 noon start, but today, unlike our last 12 noon start, I was there on time without a police escort. I took a different approach this time – since I knew there would be no way I could wake up on time I didn’t let myself go to sleep. Last night was a typical night out on the town celebrating our solid one-run win, but I needed to find a way to keep busy during the wee hours of the morning. So first, quite naturally, was a trip to the diner to sober up. Unfortunately there are no Denny’s in the city, so I had to settle for a second rate place. After this I had a good 6 or so hours to kill, so I decided there was only one thing that could take up that amount of time: a game of monopoly. It was a four player game, with Endy, Cliff, and David joining me. I won easily, with the key moment in the game being the trade I made with David. David offered me Park Place, Boardwalk and four railroads in exchange for my two utilities. It took some convincing, but I eventually let go of that second utility.

So for today’s early start I rested some of my outfielders and replaced them with two new guys I didn’t even know existed. Unfortunately, since I didn’t know they were on the team, I didn’t go over our signs with them; this lead to a couple of problems. I put the double down the left field line play on for Michael Tucker, but then to my dismay he grounds into a double play! It turns out his old club used the same sign for that play. I then took the time to explain the signs to him during the seventh, but while I was showing him the actual sign for grounding into a double play Manny Acta thought I was giving real signs and instructed Julio Franco to hit into a DP. Next thing I know, my plan to put the Grand Slam play on again for Jose Reyes is out the window. Still, after all of this Michael Tucker couldn't get it right, because his next turn he doubles in the left field gap. I told him that a double in the gap and a double down the line are two very different things and if he wants to play for me ever again he should learn the difference. I may be hard on my players, but this is what you need to do to win games.

Finally, I have some very exciting news. Pedro has informed me that he is very close to cracking the case of who told the Mets about this blog. I’m expecting the report this weekend while we’re in D.C., so check back and watch the drama unfold…


  • At 10:14 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    I think Paul Lo Duca's 19 year old "lover" told him about it then he went and told the front office.

  • At 2:25 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    i cant wait...!!!

  • At 2:25 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Willie, any timetable on when David Wright can be demoted to AAA?

  • At 5:39 PM, Blogger Shea Gadfly said…

    I tried to tell Omar about this blog but he acted very strangely. He told me not to talk about you to him unless it's urgent. He gave me some examples:

    1.)You've wrapped your car around a tree

    2.)You're talking to actual baseball people about baseball related issues (i.e. trades, where to score some steroids.etc.)

    3.)You've finnally managed to find his actual office...and not the men's room on the third floor where he debriefs you

    It was a very strange conversation Willie...It was almost as if Omar thinks you're an idiot. Doesn't he know that you a the straw that stirs the drink (I'm not talking about the Henn's you're drinking now)?


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