Thursday, June 12, 2008

"Fuck 'Em All"......

So I suppose by now everyone's heard about Marlon Anderson's thoughts on what's left of the season, and what the Mets have to do to win 92 games, which appears to be the "magic number" that most believe will gain the Mets a playoff spot.

And how he handed out little reminders with the slogans "Team Before Self" (which Mike Pelfrey might have felt after last night should be morphed into "Team Before Pelf") and "We B 4 I," which seems to nicely fit into the trend over the last decade or so of using numbers or letters in place of real words, don't you know.

And although I'm not too sure that Marlon's thoughts (such as winning every series) came across exactly as he might have hoped, I believe there is something to the slogan thing and I'm happy to see someone stepping up and taking a postive step towards leadership of this erstwhile apparently leaderless team.

So in that spirit, I'd like to suggest that Marlon offer the following team slogans to his teammates....

"Just Win Tonight" (self-explanatory......duh!, but tried and true, and infinitely better than "One Game At A Time".... well, maybe not, but you get the idea)

"Get Down and Dirty" (dirt on the uniforms, especially on the uniform of one usually clean Carlos Delgado usually means they are playing hard)

or, in light of some of the rumors surrounding the feelings of Mets players towards all the media, booing at Shea, and other various and sundry New York-type shit:

"'Fuck 'Em All,' Just Play The Game Right."

I happen to like the last one best. Strawberry, who, btw, is turning out to be a wonderful addition to SNY, and someone that New York fans love and cherish, through it all, said it best -- you can let it get you down, or you can let it motivate you to be a better player.

So, boys, as per the words of Tupac Shakur, "'Fuck 'Em All,' Just Play The Game Right."

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