Howie’s LIRR Joke

I enjoy listening to Howie Rose and Wayne Hagin on the radio during Mets games occasionally.   I think they both do a good job, and occasionally you get some amusing sound bytes.  This one’s a little bit of an “inside joke” that you’ll probably only get If you’ve lived in Long Island, but it does speak to Howie’s roots and got a laugh out of me at least.

“Popped high in the air, foul, over by the first base railing. Long run for Uggla.  He changes at Jamaica, gets to the railing, and the ball falls beyond his reach.  He covered a whole lot of territory. “

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Mike and the Mad Dog

I enjoy listening to Sports Talk Radio. I’m not a big music person, and I don’t want to listen to news and politics on the radio. ESPN Radio’s personalities are not very good in my opinion, so that leaves me with Mike and the Maddog. But they infuriate me.

They, especially the last couple of years, seem so out of the loop and so elitist. Especially when it comes to the Mets, who it seems like they only follow via second-hand news unless they have to be at Shea. They try to micro-manage every little aspect of the game, the Yankees too, and most of the time they’re way off base.

For example, they started their show today with “The Mets are not a great team”. Then they start talking about stars in the line-up and stars in the rotation, but that’s not enough for them. They seem to want every position to be an All-Star before they proclaim them ‘great’. Hopefully the Mets will prove them wrong, but they’ll be parading around Manhattan before they would admit it. Now they’ve started talking about how Jose Reyes is going to be this year. He’s said he’s going to tone it down, and whether or not you think that’s a good thing, it’s certainly not set in stone based on February statements. They couldn’t remember the details of that Saturday afternoon fight with Miguel Olivo. They’re constantly underrating the Mets and the Mets pitching, while overrating the Phillies. They were shocked that the Phillies weren’t listed as the second favorite team to win the National League. Personally I think it’s even up in the air whether the Phillies should be second in the division. If it wasn’t for the Mets, the Phillies would’ve spent 2007 fighting for second with the Braves, and I don’t think they’re a better team this year. This is coupled with them talking about the the Yankees’ Joba Chamberlain and Phillip Hughes as can’t miss number one prospects.

This entry probably wasn’t very positive, but I’m looking forward to the Mets making fools out these two all season.

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