And now I play Fire Joe Morgan

On October 5, 2008, in General, by Neil Stevens

Mets fans have a lot to look forward to, poor guys:

“You don’t see a lot of guys that have statistical numbers play well in these championship series,” Manuel said. “What you see is usually the little second baseman or somebody like that carries off the MVP trophy that nobody expected him to do. That’s because he’s comfortable in playing that form of baseball, so therefore when the stage comes, it’s not a struggle for him.”

Yeah, because that’s what the Yankees used to do to win so many Series. They’d sit Murderer’s Row, because those stats compilers like Ruth never did anything in the postseason.

Or the Big Red Machine, they never won squat because they insisted on playing all their high stats guys.

Nobody ever heard of Kirk Gibson when he came up with the clutch play over those big stats A’s. He was just a light hitting utility man hopping from team to team until Lasorda saw the true value in him. What’d Oakland ever do anyway?

And who could forget regular season flops like Messrs. October and November, Reggie Jackson and Derek Jeter, who hit for a combined lifetime .189 AVG, .201 OBP, .235 SLG in the regular season, but made their names known in the playoffs.

Anyway, the whole article is full of stupidity like that, but that was just my favorite bonehead quote Poor Mets fans. They now have a manager who’s putting an emphasis on fewer runs.


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