Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Le Grande Orange, Part Deux....


It appears that last night, there was more than just the benching of one Carlos Delgado at work in the Mets' win against the Fish.

No, it's not the second coming of Rusty Staub, who as we all know is Le Grande Orange Part Un, "Un" being one in francais, don't you know. And it isn't Fred Flintstone, or some other orangey horror. It's the Mets' very own Jay Horowitz being requested, or more like TOLD, by Mets' ace Johan Santana to don the orange, thereby hoping to change the Mets' luck. The orange apparently being in the form of an orange coat heretofore worn by the likes of Pedro Martinez.

And don it he did, and lo and behold, the luck changed.

It's good to see these types of things occurring on the Mets again. For too long, it's been too uptight -- why, we haven't seen a good gag since Mike Jacobs dressed up as Daisy Duke a few years ago for Rookie Hazing Day, and since David Wright was Cliff Floyd's personal bellboy. Say what you will, but this is the type of stuff that goes on all the time on winning teams, and teams that have confidence.
I say, next should be Keith Hernandez as Big Bird. Or Gary Cohen as The Jolly Green Giant. Or Ron Darling as Superman. Can you just picture Ronnie in those tighty-blues? It's just a Jerry Seinfeld dream....

And then, maybe Willie Randolph in disguise... a mustache and sunglasses, maybe? Stay tuned....

2 comments:

Coop said...

big bird flippin da bird - i love it!!! as for willie, he may have earned himself a reprieve from the BPP this week - sitting Delgado because he wants him to "clear his head." Sit in the corner, eat your peas and think about what you've here, mister! I hope Willie sees that his protecting the vets has done nothing for this club.

Deb said...

I think Willie has been forced to see by the powers that be... hey, that rhymes, lol! I think he was given a directive to shake things up or else.... they'll have another press conference, lol!

But you get my drift.... like I said in my other comment on today's GBU, if one pays attention, one may start to notice a subtle yet firm shift in the dynamics of the team.

At least, I hope that happens, lol.