Monday, June 25, 2007

Your Mensch of the Week(end)

Ok, so our self-imposed moratorium on the Mets lasted all of five days. But this is totally worth breaking the silence for. This past weekend, Paul LoDuca was thrown out of a game for arguing balls and strikes. But wait, it gets better. Before leaving the field, LoDuca proceeded to throw all of his catching equipment onto the field, because ...well, we don't know, because he's an insane jackass, we guess. For those who haven't seen it, clips of the aforementioned shenanigans can be found here and here.

For Rickey's money, there’s nothing quite as entertaining as a player blowing a gasket and having a thoroughly entertaining argument with an umpire, (complete with the always effective, but often forgotten “equipment toss from the dugout” routine). So ladies and gentlemen, we give you Paul LoDuca, your “Mensch of the Week.” Strong work you fiery-tempered Italian.

And hey, if it means more wins, then more Mets should have meltdowns in the future. We really want to see just what it takes for Shawn Green to lose his cool and viciously charge someone like a rabid spider monkey. So here’s to hoping something similarly wacky goes down when Rickey is at the game this Wednesday with Adam, Ms. Henderson, and her sister.

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Adam said...

Ah, Glavine on Wednesday. Like a fine wine that gets... older with age.

Egan Foote said...

I think Loduca likes young girls. Sinner.

Egan, out.

sideshow bob said...

As a former catcher, I know for a fact that no matter how angry I was, I would just be too damn lazy and/or distractable to actually throw out each and every piece of my equipment.

I guess that's why I never made it to the Big Leagues...