...hmm... let's see... there's Oliver Hardy, Kukla Fran & Ollie, Ollie North, Ollie Ollie Oxen Free (not a person of course)... and now, the final Ollie - our very own Oliver Perez, King Ollie, Ollie of The Shea, Ollie The Great.
Because you know what? That's how good, nay, GREAT, Oliver Perez has been for the Mets over the past two months. Whatever got into him, let's hope it stays, for he has become The Dominant Ollie, plowing through the minions of the National League with nary a sweat, hardly a walk, barely a scrape. And with twelve - COUNT 'EM - TWELVE strikeouts, and if that ain't The Dominant Ollie, well, then, I don't know what is.
And The Dominant Ollie cruised his way to a 3-1 victory over the Phillies this afternoon at Shea, with a little help from his friends. Friends like Carlos Delgado, who smacked a two-run double in the bottom of the eighth inning to put the Mets over the top. Friends like David Wright, starting the offense up.
The Dominant Ollie rears his head, and breathes fire into the bowels of Shea Stadium.
And in his path, the Phillies...