EL BARRIO, EL BRONX – Not sure if it is desperation or maybe I isn’t so bad at this pinch-hitting thing. Either way, guess who’s back?! It is I, Pinch-Hit Matt and I am ready to go. That said, if it ain’t broke then don’t try to fix it – so I will stick to my tried and true formula: a Song of the Week before getting to the Sports Stuff. The Sports stuff this week will be about Why We Need Sports Now, NY Sports Suck Again and Mets Fans Helping Mets Fans.
Song of the Week: I tipped my hand when I asked guess who’s back? It is the song that came to my head when I was asked to post. The song is one of the greatest songs in history. It is by one of the ear;y greats in hip-hop. The song is by Rakim, and it is called Guess Who’s Back. It is well worth listening too.
Why We Need Sports Now: I don’t want to get into politics too much so I will say this… thank goodness for sports!! I mean has anyone turned on the news today? It is just so much and we don’t even know where to begin. We then have the local news which has stories like a 5 year old boy saves parents from heroin OD by running for help. Like what in the actual funk!?! At least there is sports where you get a break for a couple of hours and get to stop thinking and watch and be happy or if your a New York fan, it is something new to complain about that is far more engulfing and fun than real life.
NY Sports Suck Again: I know saying “again” is funny, because they haven’t been good in a while. The Mets have been an occasional bright spots but boy does everyone suck right now. The Mets are struggling and the Yankees aren’t so bad right now but they will return to sucking soon enough. The Rangers choked and they were the only team with a chance of winning a title. The Knicks are an abyss and the Nets are terrible. The Islanders are not as bad as they were but they aren’t gonna win anything, anytime soon. The Jets and Giants, pft!!! And the Devils are gonna be rebuilding for a while. It is a horrible time to be a NY Sports fan.
Mets Fans Helping Each Other: The other day, I was racing to my car after dropping my daughter off with my mom. I was too late to stop the sanitation ticket but they guy had just gotten into his car, so I chased the sanitation cop in my car until I caught up with him, 6 blocks later. I asked him if it was too late to cancel the ticket. He said “You a Mets fan?!?”, since I had my Mets hat on, and I went “yup, since ’85.” We talked a bit about how the medical staff sucks and this great generation of pitchers would end up being another Generation K under their care. After that chat, he took the ticket back and said it is not in the system yet so he will cancel it for me.
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