EL BARIO, EL BRONX – Its feels good to be home. Back in the bronx with our poor version of Chicken Wings, great pizza and neighbors playing music so loud you can’t hear yourself think. Home sweet home if there was a truer meaning of that saying, this would be it. To celebrate, I will discuss the New York Mets Pitching Staff, Japanese ineptitude and some Soccer news.
New York Mets Pitching Staff: Yes, its the All-Star break so we are all clawing and scratching for an angle for a news story. This article from USA Today caught my attetnion. John Smoltz says the current Mets staff of Matt Harvey, Jacob de Grom, Noah Syndergaard, Steve Matz and Zack Wheeler are already better than the fabled Atlanta Braves pitching staff that he was a part of and included Greg Maddux and (a useful) Tom Glavine. Now before everyone gets all fired up, Smoltz was discussing the talent the staff currently possess. He mentions how hard these kids throw and how much game film they have studied. As you go deeper in the article, it is point out how much the Braves staff has achieved as compared to the Mets Staff to date. Smoltz says a lot has to do with injury, negatives of throwing so hard so young and the amount of game management that happens to pitchers today. So Mets fan take heart and know we have some great arms and Real Sandy Alderson, please take this as a sign that you should trade, Dillon Gee, Jon Niese and Bartolo Colon for some bats.
Japanese Ineptitude: The stereotype of the Japanese are that they are efficient and measured builders, this bit of news was a shock. Thanks to things that you only associate with Western politics, such as corruption, political pissing contests and haggling a important project will miss its deadline. Japan was awarded the 2019 Rugby World Cup and the 2020 Summer Olympics. The promised to build a massive new Olympic stadium, they completely bungled the process up. Chairman already pick the winning design without looking at cost and time, federal and local government pushing the cost on each other, and debating responsibility means the project won’t meet its deadline and the Prime Minister just announced it. Glad to see American style democracy spreading.
Soccer News: So with no other sport season going on, lets talk soccer. I am a Manchester United fan and that team is one of the biggest teams in the English league and in the world. Sort of like the Yankees or Dodgers in terms of the name being know worldwide. The biggest problem is summer is soccer’s off-season so it because transfer signing time, soccer’s version of free agency. With United being such a big club it seems every player that wants to get paid more, claims that United are interested in him and it gets reported. Over 100 players will be allegedly heading to United and almost every player currently on the roster will be rumored to be leaving. It gets so frustrating separating the fact from fiction because in the end only 1 player leavers and 4 or 5 come in.
That’s it for now, come back tomorrow for Cheesy Bruin!