There is a golf course waiting for the Mets somewhere. In the mean time, they have to finish out this here 162 game schedule and it's probably not fun watching your division rivals beat you (again) en route to clinching the NL East (again).
But, holy shit, they are a bunch of crybabies. Here is David Wright talking to the media about Chase Utley's slide into Ruben Tejada (who????). [ESPN]
"Chase, he plays the game hard. He plays the game passionately. But there's a thin line between going out there and playing the game hard and going out there trying to get somebody hurt. That's a thin line. Nobody is going to push us around. We're going to have our teammate's back. I think cooler heads prevailed, but we've got to let them know that over on our side we didn't appreciate it and that we're going to go out there and have our teammates' backs. I think our bench let him know. As far as I'm concerned, it's done. We move on. We'll reevaluate the way we go into second base."
I swear to God, if Utley gets hurt tomorrow, the Mets may not make it out of Citizen's Bank Park alive.
Jose Reyes weighed in too. [Phollowing the Phils]
"I think it's a little dirty because he slide right on top of the base," shortstop Jose Reyes said. "You don't need to do that there in that situation. But he plays the game hard, so what can I say?"
Yep, that's these guys:
They are coming to the end of another humiliating season and can find nothing better to do than talk shit on a far superior team.
Shane Victorino, who completely and rightfully shrugged off the Mets' comments, told Sarge that Mike Pelfrey was also barking from the dugout.
Ryan Lawrence of the Delco Times points out, the Mets mysteriously called for a timeout just as Brad Lidge was about to deliver the final pitch of the game. He got Jesus Feliciano to ground out, but the play was waved off. So then he just struck him out. A four out ninth and a magic number of 2. Keep cryin'.
Video for your approval after the jump.