Monday, December 24, 2007

omar minaya is the devils brother

thanks for giving us such a wonderful xmas gift. Let's see..we got Ryan Church, Brian Schneider...and how can I forget the cherry on top, Matt Weis...........merry @(*&$)$ xmas, Met fans all over. Enjoy!
Yes, children, Omar killed Santa!!!!!!!!

Sunday, December 16, 2007


Ha! So.. Mr. Paul LoDuca is a cheater and I'm a little surprised. I feel like my trust has been raped, stepped on and kicked on the nuts. Thanks Paul. I mean how is it that a player, always giving 100%, horse lover Brooklynite is involved in crap like this. It's unfortunate that this gutty and well liked player has been on HGH for who knows how long. I'm glad I didn't buy a LoDuca Bobblehead doll... I would of run over it with my car several times.

Thanks to Omar though, the pain is not as sharp and deep as it would of been if the Mets would of re-sign him. I'll still watch baseball this year and maybe next. But I'll definately try not to get attached to the characters, like LoDuca.. I think he was well liked, despite the troubles he had in NY.

Good Riddance Mr. LoDuca.

PS. please don't kill the Mets when you come back to Shea.

Friday, November 9, 2007


How long do we have to wait for Omar to make a move? Come on already!!!!!!!! Sign Castillo, get freaggin' Santana and let's move on.

Friday, October 19, 2007

The Boss as your Ace...

So if Bruce Springsteen was the ace of your pitching staff, what would his record be during a season? I gotta give him 20-5 record for sure. He just won't fail you. He's gutty, hard working and always takes the ball..
You can always count count on Bruce, yes. I decided to download the one CD I have of him on my ipod and as I'm listening to the songs I couldn't help but think of the daily life we, hard working Americans, have to go through every day.... Without doubt, he is the Boss.

You can count on him to deliver every time. His songs remind me of my brother, my family, my hometown in Peru and in the messed up but beautiful New Jersey... no, I don't miss it that much- These songs make me feel happy and sad at the same time, they make you get in the convertible you don't have and drive, drive until you get nowhere. I've done that before, it feels good. It's intense, man. Thanks for that, Bruce.

I don't know what it's like to be Born in the USA, but I have a pretty good idea.
Thanks again, Bruce. Keep on rocking!
I bet you he would of done a hell of a lot better than Glavine in the last game of the season.

Monday, October 8, 2007

Peruvian Gastronomy. Offseason Edition.

So this past July was my best fishing season ever. Bass were as sexy and abundant as ever, and I was bringing them in like there was no tomorrow. Not to mention that I had the best time with my father and brother-in-law. I mean, we just didn't want to leave Black Lake .

My father in-law was gracious enough to fillet some of the crappies, blue gills and bass we caught. He's the best.

The fillets have been in the freezer for over two months now and I think it was time for me to make a meal out of them.

I started with Ceviche. A dish that no peruvian can live without.

To make a quick version of Ceviche you need:

Raw fish chopped in pieces. 1/2 in squares should do just fine.

Lemon juice (3-4 Lemons).

Hot peppers. I used habaneros today. Careful, don't put your hands on your face after cleaning or chopping the peppers. You think the Mets collapse was paiful, you don't know the half of it.

Chopped fresh parsley.

Thinly sliced red onions.

Salt and pepper to taste.

Now all you have to do is mix up the ingredients and let it sit for a few minutes.
A more traditional Ceviche will have peeled boiled potatoes and sweet potatoes sliced in half. Corn on the cob and a side of warm white rice.

If you are freaking out about eating raw fish, don't worry the lemon juice will cook the fish. Just like the Marlins cooked the Mets. Easy.

Well, the ceviche was done and it looked good but I had 2lbs of fish left.

Fish fry anyone?

Do I have to explain how to do that?



Make sure the fish is nice and clean.


Get some foil aluminum paper, you know the type the foils like Glavine. Spread some seasoned bread crumbs on it. Place fillets on bread crumbs and start frying my friend.

and finally, D.

Eat up and share.

Buen apetito!

Sunday, October 7, 2007

Your 2008 Mets

Alright, here's my x-mas wish list for this off season and God knows I've been a good boy.

Pitching Rotation:

Johan Santana
Pedro Martinez
Oliver Perez
John Maine
Phillip Humber


Jorge Sosa
Juan Padilla
Duaner Sanchez
Scott Linebrink
Billy Wagner


C Paul LoDuca
1b Adan Dunn
2b Luis Castillo
SS Jose Reyes
3b David "The Stud" Wright


LF Moises Alou
RF Lastings Milledge
CF Carlos Beltran


Marlon Anderson
Endy Chavez
Shawn Green
Ruben Gotay
Ramon "bucket head" Castro

Oh yeah, before I forget...can we trade for some HUSTLE too??

Now, what's Omar going to give up to get Santana, let's start with Heilman, Pelfrey and, I hate to do this but, Carlos Gomez. In giving up Gomez the Mets must make sure they'll sign Santana to a long term deal. I can see Gomez become a triples machine in Minnesota.

Check out the 2008 Free Agents

Saturday, October 6, 2007

Go to Hell Skip Caray

9/26/2007 From the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

Skip Caray:

"It hurt my feelings, and I'm mad at myself for thinking there was any loyalty left in this business," Caray, the longtime Atlanta Braves broadcaster, said in an interview Wednesday. "I should have known better."They can do whatever they want to do," Caray said, "but I've done a lot of good work for these people, and it's hurtful that they apparently don't think I can do good work anymore."..."I feel like I can do a better job than a tennis announcer or a football-basketball announcer," Skip Caray said. "I'm not knocking Ted Robinson and Dick Stockton, but point of fact is they don't do baseball anymore and I'm there every day."

So you go off by singing "beat the Mets" on the last Braves game because TBS pushed you aside? It must feel awful to know that your father was better than you and your son is better than you.

That's too bad Skippy.... Your professionalism was as good as Tom Glavine's last game as a met.

(By the way, the video in no longer available in youtube)

Sunday, September 30, 2007

Escaping The Mets

So for the past few years my family has been trying to get to the Garlic Festival. Today was it. I had to make a decision; watch the dreadful Mets or indulge myself in everything garlic. Hmmm?

I was having lovely day with the family and seeing some friends along the way, just a wonderful time really. I made one mistake though. I wore my NYM t-shirt. By 1:30pm a nice gentleman got next to me, he was making nervous, and says "they are loosing 4-0 buddy" I had no choice, but to thank the guy. But I really wanted to punch him in the head.

After this episode I put on my Newport RI sweatshirt to avoid more grief.

After a little while we go over to a booth to check out some goods and I over hear the vendor say to a Yankee fan:

Vendor: so the mets are gonna make it today?
Yankee Fan: I hope not
V: Oh come on, we have to root for NY teams, right?
YF: Not really.
The vendor shoulda known better. It was obvious he wasn't from NY. I wanted to punch him in the head.
As we make our way out of the festival into the parking area, another "nice" gentleman pops out of his van window as he drives by and says:

Hey man, they are loosing 7-1. I acknowledge the guy with nod. I wanted to punch him in the head also.

So as you can see, I had a wonderful day at the Garlic Festival. Oh yeah, the food was excellent. I recommend you go to it next year. Just don't wear your NYM t-shirt if they are playing their last game of the season.

I told you so...

Thank God it's over. Now I can look forward to my psychiatric treatments and hopefully I can get better. For my family's sake.

Okay who's out? Let's start with:

Heilman, Ass**le
Delgado, Washed out
Green, Washed out
Schowenenweis, Looser
Randolph(?), His moments of greatness are outweighed by his dumb moves. I'm tired of hearing; "I have faith in my guys". If they can hit or pitch, sit them down Willie!!!!!!!!!!

Minaya, you are in limbo...I think you already know you have to do something impressive this off season.

Saturday, September 29, 2007

Here, fishy, fishy...

So The Mets win 13-0? So what? I'm not falling for it. I'm warning you, Do NOT take the hook.
I'll be posting my bullpen wish list for next year soon.

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Next year..

See, the messed up thing about not following other sports, other than baseball, is that when your team sucks and can't win an important game, you are relegated to watch old movies, cartoons or your generic shows, you know, Law and Order and such. I used to follow the Giants and Knicks. The last time I watched the Giants play I was still in college, that was in 1997.. and before that, Starks was still with the Knicks.. I watch people turned their heads and kinda forget about their baseball team when they are going bad. They just shift their attention to their football team. I can't do that. I can't listen to the "FAN". I can't watch ESPN or SNY. I just search for other entertainment on TV or just rely on the web.

Met fans know that if there's something good happenning murphy's law says that it won't last long and it will go downhill quickly, kinda like what the Mets are doing now, then do better then do shitty again. There's no consistency. That makes it worse I think. They keep you guessing.

I stopped watching the games almost three weeks ago. You know, when they got swept in Philly. Am I a bad fan for that? Okay, maybe. But I would be a good fan if my team was better. If they could get an out or a hit at that crucial moment.

You know, this was the first year that I started buying Mets memoribilia. I don't know if I'll stop buying stuff or not. But they are sure making it difficult for me to do so.

For now, I'm done watching and buying, until next year. Maybe.

Sunday, September 23, 2007

Saturday, September 22, 2007

Grannie sex

So for the past two weeks all met fans in the world have suffered to no end. Watching the mets lately has been like watching your grannie and your best pal having sex.

Pretty ugly. No?

The suffering has not ended yet, friends. Get ready for more "sticky" business. The phreaking phillies are not loosing and the mets are fiding ways to loose games (the f^king nationals just lost to the Phils).

I've been told to have faith. I'll have faith when the fucking bullpen does their job and the Mets get to the World Series.

Ps. Don't forget the tissues.

Wednesday, September 5, 2007

A beautiful date with the Mrs.

Game 6

June 24, 2007

Mets v Oakland A's

So the idea was to take my wife to the game and see Mike Piazza play at one more time. Unfortunately Mike was injured and did not play that day. It was allright though. The disspapointment had gone away in the first inning when Reyes hit a double and then scored on an error. Mets beat Oakland A's 10-2

A beautiful day all around. Also if you ever have a chance to visit Grand Central Station I garantee you that you will be amazed at the beauty of the architecture and also the cool market and shops within.

Tuesday, September 4, 2007

Will give blood for tickets

Game # 5

Mets v. Phillies April 11, 2007

So after donating some blood for the Red Cross we got free tickets to see the Mets. A bunch of coworkers from the P.O. took a trip to Flushing.

Oliver Perez imploded for like 6 walks in a row I think. The only good thing that night was the Hot Dogs, beer and company.

Thursday, July 26, 2007

2 hour delay+ el duque= win

Mets v Astros
July 22 2006
My fourth game.

It was an experience to wait for a couple of hours due to a rain delay. The two hours went by fairly quickly, I think that looking at all the orange seats helps a little bit. It's almost like getting lost when you look at the ocean. So beautiful, exciting and full of surprises. El Duque was wonderful of course and Nady had 3 RBI's.
I took my wife and my father in law this time. It was the first time my wife and I had been to a game together. It was the ultimate date.

Monday, July 23, 2007

bringing the fans to the game..

Mets v Marlins July 2, 2005

My third game.

Mrs. Benson pitched and the Mets lost to the Marlins 7 -3. Once again I dragged my father in law with me and took off to Shea. Here's a good one for you, one of the lines in the box score reads MARLINS 9TH: RING REPLACED BELL (both Padres pitchers now). Also, check this out Lo Duca, Mota, Easley and Delgado were playing for the Marlins.

Not much happening in this game. Other than watching Pedro messing with the fans.

We miss him and dearly.

Friday, July 20, 2007

You are not going anywhere with that t-shirt on..

It took me a few years until I attended my next game. This time I would take my father in law. Now picture this, my father in law is a wonderful man from Schoharie County (Schoharie is a farming community about one hour west of Catskill). It was my father in law first time in NYC since, well let's just say he was nervous about getting in the subway. We took amtrak from Poughkeesie to Penn Station and from there we took the subway. Now, I figured I ask someone where the nearest subway was. So I pick one of the Taxi officials right outside Penn, the guy looks at me and my met t-shirt and says; you are not going anywhere with that t-shirt on... everyone bursted out laughing......turns out the guy was a NY Yankee fan, what a surprise. Like a true New Yorker though, he put his baseball bias aside and helped us go in the right direction.

Anyway, we get there with a huge smile on our faces. Thinking about the hot dogs, the cold beverages and of course, baseball. We got to see David Wright's first major league hit. Watching Reyes and Wright was such a thrill. It felt like we actually had something solid for years to come.

Despite the Mets loosing to the Expos, we enjoy every bit of the experience. I think my father in law was in heaven. It was a great day for bonding I guess.
Unfortunately, I lost all pictures from this game. But I managed to dig a picture of David's first hit, a double off Zach Day of the Expos.

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Ditching soccer for baseball (if my father only new).

After being told that I looked like Bobby Bo in 1991, I started ditching my soccer heritage and followed baseball more and more. I used to work at an Italian Deli in Orange, NJ and thanks to the owners, a couple of Italian brothers who used to follow the Mets closely, I came to know the misery and joy of being a Met fan. There's nothing like it, really. The first nine years I just listened to them on WFAN and follow them on WPIX....I think Seaver was still calling the games.

Then 2000 comes around and I'm now living in upstate NY. A friend of mine who happened to be a met fan had an extra ticket to the Mets v
Cards, great seats too. I remember it clearly, it was Bordick's first game, Piazza hit a home run and the Mets won it. Rick Reed was the starting pitcher, Ventura was on third, Bordick was at short, Alfonso at second and Zeile on first. Other than getting lost on our way in and out of Shea, it was an excellent day.

When Piazza hit a home run, I felt like the Peruvian National Soccer Team had scored on Argentina in the world cup. Of course, by now soccer is a thing of the past for me, the combination on not playing soccer anymore and leaving my soccer playing friends in NJ just killed any desire I had to follow it anymore, I didn't go out of my way for it. This is were I gained by subtracting I guess.

My next game wouldn't be until 2004. Let's just say that work, marriage, house and baby were priorities. But my loyalty kept growing by the season.

Me and my little met fan.
She's old enough now to know
that Beltran wears number 15 :-)

Go Mets!