Since Spring Training is underway (much to Ms. Henderson's dismay) Rickey has decided that it is time to start up a Metropolitans section in his blog. Yes, indeed, that's a Mets yamakah pictured on the left, what of it? Obviously, it's lean pickings this week since not much is happening yet. We will post again once more exciting developments occur.
Two items of interest that caught Rickey's eye:
- The new rules recently adopted by MLB include a provision stating that "with no runners on, a pitcher will be required to pitch within 12 seconds." There is absolutely no doubt in Rickey's mind that Steve Traschel is single handedly responsible for this. In other news, I'm still not ready to talk about Traschel's playoff performance.
- David Wright is looking for a new theme song. Evidently "Brass Monkey" by the Beastie Boys just isn't getting David as psyched as it used to when he comes up to the plate. Rickey strongly suggests that David chooses "New York, New York" by Frank Sinatra, thereby causing the entire Yankees fanbase to spontaneously combust. Do it David...