WASHINGTON, D.C.—In light of yesterday’s stirring inauguration ceremony in the nation’s capital, I would like to be the first to add, “Now is the time for all good men and women to come to the aid of Meet the Matts. We’re at a critical juncture here and it seems like some combination of the new site design and the winter blahs have caused our usually vociferous bunch to clam up. If you’ve got something to get off your chest, by all means do so… even if it’s something negative. This is not the time to follow the old “if you don’t have something nice to say, don’t say anything at all” maxim. I’ll get the ball rolling. As I have stated here on several occasions, I am not big on change (except when we’re talking about Presidential administrations) and though a lot of hard work has gone into the new site design I do have a couple of issues with it. For one, I think the blog portion of it should be on the home page where it used to be. Two, though the old design was nothing to write home about at least it screamed: Mets! Right now we have some hybrid of “The Dark Knight” meets Evening at the Improv. It would be nice to brighten things up a tad. That being said I am sure that the new design will open the site up to greater possibilities, so I am willing to reserve final judgment. As for having to register all over again, that is really no big deal. It only takes a few seconds so I hope that those of you who haven’t will do so. When we are logging a mere four or five responses per post, something is very, very wrong. What else? Oh, did anyone catch Steelers rookie wide receiver Limas Sweed drop a perfectly thrown bomb last Sunday night and then act as though he had injured himself? I hadn’t seen that done since I did it myself after misjudging a fly ball to left in Little League. Of course I was all of 10 years old, but I’m still disgusted with myself over it. So, how can a professional football player pull something like that and still look his teammates in the eyes, especially after causing the team to burn a timeout? Pretty ridiculous. On a completely unrelated topic, has Pedro Martinez signed with anyone yet? Last I heard the Pirates were thinking about it. Am I the only one who would not be against the Mets bringing him back for a year with a low base salary, incentive-laden contract? Why not? They’ve certainly pissed away more money on guys like Moises Alou and “lower c.” Anyway, here’s hoping folks start chiming in again. Wisconsin Walt, I’m talking to you. You too Linda. Oregon Pete, surely there’s some crisis in the Pacific Northwest you’d like to vent about. Finally, AZ Crazy, you clearly aren’t a pro football fan but couldn’t you at least talk some smack about the Cardinals making it to the Super Bowl?

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Angry Ward, who has admirers at the New York Times, is the quintessential angry sports fan but for one exception... he's flat-out funny. And the angrier he gets, the more amusing his work becomes. Psychiatrists say, "Angry Ward's 'anger' is a direct result of "Bronx/Mets syndrome: growing up in the Bronx as a Mets fan." As if that weren't enough, his Minnesota North Stars abandoned him for Dallas, forcing him to embrace The Wild the way Nancy Pelosi embraces Mitch McConnell at charity events. And while his Vikings only tease him with success, his Golden State Warriors actually win these days. A-Dubya is MTM's longest-tenured indentured servant, its Larry David and quite simply, "The Franchise." (Junoir Blaber disputes this). Vent, curse and giggle with him on Angry Ward Wednesdays.