Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Healthy and Happy... can't ask for more.

Every so often I have to remind myself that being healthy in company of my family is the most important thing I can ever ask. That and of course a job to feed my family. Christmas is here and while some of us are caught up in the present shopping frenzy we must not forget why we celebrate this day. The birth of baby Jesus. It's definately the most amazin' of all holidays.

My boss sent an email out today wishing us a happy holiday. In it, he points out to keep "things in prespective." That nothing is as big as it seems. Simply give 100% and things work out at the end. I liked that message. I try to remind myself of that everyday. It makes life a lot easier and enjoyable.

Merry Christmas!

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Good things come to those who choke..

That's right, dammit. We have a genius for a GM in Omar Minaya. He has gotten us K-Rod and Now JJ Putz.. what? Are you freaking kiddin' me? This is fucking awesome. I was actually flopping my arms of sheer happines in the car this morning when I heard the news.

Good riddance Heilman... sad to see Joe Smith and Endy go ..wait.. the sadness is over. ***heavenly music playing in background*** Rejoice fellow Met fans, rejoice. And now? Oh yeah Mr. World Champion Hamels says Mets are chokers. My response? We'll see in '09 Mr. Hamels.

I love you Oma' are the fucking bomb!!!!!!

Friday, December 5, 2008

A letter to Satan Claus

Dear Satan Claus – Devourer of Children’s Souls,

This year, I have been a very Ritalin-addled met fan. I have not embezzeled, and I have always helped my coworker’s “special friend” with their pyramid schemes. And I always say thank you, which makes me seem like I care, and so I deserve lots of ass kicking free agents this year!

Please bring all this stuff for me and the people in my life: For Omar Minaya, please bring Valium. For Jerry Manuel, please bring a new bullpen. For my big brother, please bring methodone. For my doggy, please bring non-surgical sterilization. Oh – and for my mailman, please bring some fruit cake.

Now about me! Please bring me all of the Anna Nicole Smith videos, and front row tickets to Britney Spears – plus backstage passes so I can get airborne Chlamydia! Oh, and please don’t forget to bring my pony. But if you can’t, just remember that more than anything Santa, what I really really DONT want is Luis Castillo at second base!

Anyway, I hope you like the cognac I left out for you.



PS: Please say Merry Christmas to Ralph, the heartless Elfin slavemaster.

PPS: Oh yeah, and remember Luis Castillo and Aaron Heilman? They has been really naughty weeners all year long and dont deserve any Christmas presents. So please don’t forget to put dog shit in their stocking. Thanks!

Thursday, October 30, 2008

sick in the head

I don't know what's going on with me... I haven't watched a Knicks game or highlights to say the least, in about 9 yrs. I don't know if it's the flu affecting my head or, do I dare say it, the phillies winning the whole enchilada...I gotta be sick in the head but I have a lil, tiny, bit of interest in the NY KNICKS!

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

mythbusters after baseball

So instead of watching game one of the WS my wife and I were watching mythbusters tonight, the drunken (alcohol myths)episode. It was probably the funniest thing I have seen on TV. Seeing Adam, drunk, on the treadmill and then falling on his face was just plain funny. Or Adam getting slapped by Jamie trying to sober him up.... it was so funny I almost pee my pants. Go Rays!

Sunday, October 19, 2008

in a balanced world...

My father always preached to have "balance in life". Yes it kinda sucks that the Phillies are going to the world series.. on the other hand Joba's been arrested. I don't know about you but this is balance to me... of course all that needs to happen is the Braves getting Peavy, the Yanks get CC and AJ and Teixera and we are back in an unbalance world. But seriously, as soon as I saw the headline about Joba getting arrested, I had a big smile on my face. It made my morning.

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Batting Stances


It's not the Politicians.. it's the hate mongers, stupid.

Recent quotes from Republicans:

* "I don't trust Obama. I have read about him and he's an Arab."

* "I'm scared of an Obama presidency."

* "When you have an Obama, [House Speaker Nancy] Pelosi and the rest of the hooligans up there going to run this country, we have got to have our head examined. It's time that you two are representing us, and we are mad. So, go get them,"

* "And we're all wondering why that Obama is where he's at, how he got here. I mean, everybody in this room is stunned that we're in this position"

*"I'm mad. I'm really mad. And what's going to surprise you, it's not the economy. It's the socialists taking over our country"

It's one thing to play dirty during an election. But, what the fuck is this crap? Now, I know we've seen some hate mongering.. Farrakhan, Minister Wright and so on... but the statements above are from your everyday American people. What does that say about our state of mind as a country. We are fucked up indeed.

This is some scary shit, man. McCain and Palin have ignited something they might regret. This could lead to an assassination attempt on Obama, and Palin should take the fault for it. Regardless of who wins the election, this is the scariest thing I've seen on TV. Pure American Hate. Bad move of McCain to chose Palin as a running mate, her, along with the economy and hate mongering might just bring them down. And it's too bad to. I'm a democrat and I always wanted to see McCain, the American Hero, run for president. But once he chose Palin, it didn't feel right. Now I know why.

For the sake of America, I hope the right man wins the election and takes us out of this funk we are in.

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Hopin' and Prayin'

I pray to the baseball deities for Minaya to trade Heilman and Delgado.

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

A message..

I have a message for all those fucking idiots on the media, including Fatso Francesa.

David and Jose are not going anywhere! G.O. T.O. H.E.L.L.

Memo to fucking idiots wanting to trade David and Jose.

If the bullpen didn't blow so many games the Mets would be in. So, again, G.O. T.O. H.E.L.L

Sunday, September 28, 2008

RIP Shea and 2008 Season

Before the Mets fired Willie they were DONE. The fact that Jerry brought them all the way to the last day, it's truly amazing. Considering the many injuries and the mess of a bullpen, Jerry did a very good job and should be back. It proves, one more time, that pitching wins games.

Saying goodbye Shea eased the pain of defeat. I mean, seeing all these great Mets back a Shea was just awesome. I mean Doctor K and Willie Mays and Mike Piazza? Seaver throwing to Piazza... WOW Very nice!

I'm so freakin' excited about CitiField!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Wilpons need to make D Wright the captain in 2009 and retire 31 and 17 and change the loser culture by getting rid of Delgado.

Who should not be at CitiField next year:

Schoneweis (blows)

Castillo (can't hit can't run)

Delgado (Nice Sept run but it's over)

Heilman (trade him to the AL)

Perez (wacko)

Pedro Martinez (done)

O. Hernandez

M. Alou

Pedro Feliciano

and some questions for next year's team:

The rotation:

Santana (stud)
Maine (no hitter)
Pelfrey (no hitter)
______ ?


Joe Smith
Bobby Parnell
B. Stokes
_____ ?
_____ ?


_____ ? F. Rodriguez?

Position players:

SS Reyes
3B David
1B ____ ? Murphy? Carp?
2B Murphy
LF ____ ? F. Martinez!!!
RF Church
CF Beltran


E. Chavez
A. Reyes
D. Easley
F. Tatis
A. Pagan
_____ ?

Closers available via free agent market:

ClosersBrian Fuentes (33)
Eric Gagne (33)
Eddie Guardado (38)
Trevor Hoffman (41)
Jason Isringhausen (36)
Todd Jones (41) -Retired-
Brandon Lyon (29)
Francisco Rodriguez (27)
Salomon Torres (37) - $3.75MM club option for '09 with a $0.3MM buyout
Kerry Wood (32)

Saturday, September 27, 2008


I watched the game today. I watched that man dominate and carry the New York Mets on his back. I watched because I'm a fan, negative, paranoid and realistic but I'm a fan. I watched because I knew Johan was pitching. I watched because I believed and I at the end a tear, yes, a tear rolled down my face.

I don't care what happens tomorrow, the man is on our team and he will be on our team for many years. That right there, puts a smile on my face.. gives me confidence about our team's future.
Go Mets!!!!!!!!

Some of Catskill's treasures..

Out for a stroll on our back yard... Olana Castle, Hudson NY and Red Hook NY.

Olana's Garden

Olana's Garden

Overseeing the Hudson from Olana's

A view of the Hudson River and Castkill from Olana

Gigi's Market and Winery Red Hook, NY

Rasberry Picking Red Hook

Friday, September 26, 2008

Something's wrong

I can't quite put my finger on it but.. there's something wrong here:

Wednesday, September 24, 2008


I seriously have to think about rooting for another sport other than baseball... you know, to ease the pain a little bit. Should I root for the knicks? Porn? Giants? Red Bulls? isn't that a drink? Ahhhh the freaking pain.. can't take this shit anymore. Somebody slay the Mets already... these few games are going to feel like going through my first breakup... nauseous, pain on my gut and sleepless. Sucks all around! They better fucking win this game tonite.. Phillies are losing and Brewers just tied up the game 1-1.

Saturday, September 20, 2008


Thomas John "Dude" Esterbrook (June 20, 1857April 30, 1901) was an American Major League Baseball player from Staten Island, New York who played the majority of his games at third base, but did play many games at first base. Esterbrook played for seven different teams during his 11 year career, and had his biggest success in 1884, while playing for the New York Metropolitans, when he batted .314, and was amongst the leaders in many other batting categories.[1]
In 1889, Esterbrook was named the manager, or "Captain" as it was known then, of the Louisville Colonels. After only ten games, and only two wins, the team owner determined that due to the teams's record and his manager's confrontational behavior, Dude was fired and replaced by Jimmy Wolf.[2]
Dude died at the age of 43 when he lept from a train, in Middletown, New York, that was transporting him to a mental hospital.[3] He is buried at Green-Wood Cemetery in Brooklyn, New York.[4]


Vote for Rickey!

Can't help myself

Ok. So I watched just a lil bit.. just in time to see the Mets give up the lead... but also saw super rookie Murphy drop a double.. nice. Keep it going Mets.

Monday, September 15, 2008

Can't Watch

The pain.. I just can't take the pain anymore. I refuse to watch these games. The fact that I dream about the Mets loosing games just makes me sick. I done. ...over and out.

Sunday, September 14, 2008


Brewers suck!

Bullpen sucks!

What the F.....!

One last stroll...

I spent 2 hours this morning trying to find someone to go with me to the game. I would of loved to take my wife but we didn't have a babysitter so she gladly kick me out of the house to see old Shea one last time.

I started calling and texting about 10 friends but they were all working or doing something else today. Finally a buddy came through and we took off for single admission doubleheader. It was so nice to get that first beer in after a long ass ride from the Catskills.

By the end of the second game I was shocked that so many people had left... very dissapointing. I mean, I know the bullpen fucked up the first game but come on... this is Shea's last few games.. where the hell are you people going to? Jose Reyes Home Run

Anyway.. I was happy to see Santana and Jon Niese tonite. The bullpen lost another one to Santana. I really hope Minaya does something spectacular to fix our bullpen next year and I hope to see more of Jon Niese. He was very good.
Upper Section 20 Row P Seat 11

I took my last stroll at Shea. Shea wasn't the best fan friedly stadium but I will miss it. Good bye old friend!

But... I'm so looking forward to CitiField :-)

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Hot Stuff

....and we are back with Chef Munoz. :-)
My uncle gave me some beautiful, bright, fresh hot cherry peppers from his garden. My first thought was ceviche which I had made before and posted some pictures of it. However, cherry peppers are also good with cheese and cured meats so I decided make Stuffed Hot Cherry Peppers.

Prosciutto thinly sliced

Provolone cut in 1/4 in cubes (depending on size of peppers)

Hard Salami or other type sausage thinly sliced

Sweet or Hot Cherry Peppers
Olive Oil

White Vinegar

Clean the inside of the peppers. Make sure you get all the veins out including the seeds. Wash the peppers and DO NOT TOUCH your face, eyes, etc...
Then place a cude of provolone on a slice of Salami or Prosciutto and stuff the pepper. Once you have enough, pour white vinegar, oil and any other fresh herbs in a pickle jar and you can start filling the jar with your stuffed peppers.

Pickle time anywhere from 2-3 wks.


Wednesday, September 10, 2008

The Mets Room

For some time now I've been nagging my wife about the basement and turning it into "The Mets Room". Well, That never panned out so instead I got my daughters old room and it's just as good if not better. Now, I must tell you the while you'll see the royal blue all over I'm yet to splash some orange paint... but until then I present to you, The Mets Room.

My Pride and joy... my favorite baseball cards

By the way... at this point we are pretty optimistic about the Mets making the playoffs right? Okay.. we agree there. One thing though. I dont want to see fucking Aaron Heilman in the playoff roster.

Tuesday, September 9, 2008


So right after I watched Delgado 2 run HR BOMB off Lannan I had a big smile on my face and said to my self; self.. you were so fucking wrong for shitting on Delgado earlier this year. You owe the man an apology. Then I searched my blog on google and I found this: » postGame: Cubs 8 Mets 1
Comment by upstatemetfan. 2008-04-22 18:22:38. There’s no doubt the lifeless Delgado is done.

Okay. I'm sorry. I suck you are the biggest clutch hitter I've seen. You did it during the playoffs in 06 and you are doing it now. I'm sorry.
BWT Delgado comes off the ZEROS list. I never thought I would do that!

Monday, September 8, 2008

Mets v Phillies ...Santana is the man.

So after whining about ESPN and MLB changing the starting time for the Sept 7th 1:10 pm start.... it really didn't matter that much after all. We drove to NYC via Palisades Parkway and then took the # 7 train to the game. It was great daughter was amazed with all the buildings, trains and the musicians in the train. We got there a little early.. well, more like 3 hours early... but we got to walk around a bit and then got in the stadium around 6:30pm. It was worth seeing my daughter Gabriela's joy. She loved seeing Mr. Met, Reyes and Wright and of course, she was thrilled with her Johan Santana Bobblehead Doll. It was an awesome evening alltogether.