Thursday, September 13, 2007

MENSCH OF THE WEEK: SHAWN GREEN

Shalom motherfuckers. In case you missed it, last night Shawn Greene knocked in the winning run on the first night of Rosh Hashanah. If that doesn’t qualify him for “Mensch of the Week,” well we just don’t know what does. Look, we created this “Mensch of the Week” shtick primarily with Green in mind. Then we sat and waited for him to do something noteworthy. And then we waited some more. And lo and behold, the day has finally come! And of all nights for this to happen, it occurs last night, the first night of the High Holy Days?! Sweet fancy Moses. Way to ring in the Jewish New Year Greenie!

With a little help from Carlo’s Beltran’s expert base running, Shawn Green did the unthinkable: he delivered a win that capped off two seasons of the Mets NOT having a losing record against the Atlanta Braves. For those keeping score at home, this has not happened since 1988. How terrific is it that Green absolutely owns John Smoltz? And as Green hammered in the final nail in Atlanta’s coffin, we’re left with the happy knowledge that the Mets are on the cusp of clinching the N.L. East for the second consecutive time. In Mets history, this is something that has not happened since… well ever.

You don’t have to be a tribesman to appreciate the awesomeness of last night’s game winning hit (in fact; Rickey prefers to celebrate the Fiscal New Year, July 1st, over all the other varieties of new years). If anyone has audio of Steve SommersWFAN broadcast following the game, please please please email this to Rickey. We’re assuming it was downright jewtacular, and contained the repeated use of the appellation “The Hebrew Hammer.”

*Update: the link to the Steve Sommers audio can be found here, under the 9/12 date, and yes, it's everything we had hoped for. Many thanks Toasty Joe.

Rickey will be in attendance to see Pedro take the mound this Saturday and you damn well know Shea will be literally rocking. Until Guillermo Mota trots out of the bullpen anyway… Then Rickey might proceed to hang himself from the Mezzanine railing. We’ll post pictures of the entire experience next week.

Also, look for an announcement in the coming days heralding a major change in Rickey’s life (no Mom, Rickey’s doesn’t like men now—pull your head out of the oven). For now, we’ll leave you in suspense as to what aforementioned change will be…. Here’s a hint: it’s something Rickey can blog about.

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21 comments:

AmyV said...

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Toasty Joe said...

Steve Somers' post-game last night take can be heard here:

http://www.wfan.com/pages/744540.php

You're welcome.

Mr Furious said...

Steve Somers... can be heard...

[shudder]

It's been six years since I lived in NYC and heard that guy's voice, but I can hear it in my head like it was yesterday...

Rickey Henderson said...

Many thanks Joe.

Sommers is an institution (and most likely the main reason anti-semitism still exists in the world). Once you get past the fact that he knows relatively little about sports, his spiels are kind of amusing.

Now if you'll excuse Rickey, he has some mushroom barley soup he needs to clear from his throat...

Zoe said...

Hilarious.
And oh, I love me some Shawn Green.

mr. met said...

Once you get past the fact that he knows relatively little about sports, his spiels are kind of amusing.

That sentence encapsulates all that is Steve Sommers.

Mike said...

Big news, huh?

Is Rickey shaving the beard?

Rickey Henderson said...

No--nor is he getting married. There was some confusion about this when Ms. Henderson got home last night.

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