“Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.” –The New Colossus
INDIANA, PA -Bah humbug! And that, ironically, from the home of It’s A Wonderful Life star Jimmy Stewart. (Did you know he left Hollywood to fight in WWII as a pilot and served through Vietnam? 27 years, after enlisting at 33.) Anywho, your truly is a tad grumpy after a long drive, no sleep and Buddy [not Will Ferrell] Diaz had too much eggnog last night and couldn’t take the hill here today. With that, you’ll have to endure yours truly on no days rest and a bit of a rant re Brodie Van Wagenen ERA NY Mets 2020 Slogan. Deja Vu All Over Again?
METS 2020 SLOGAN:
Stealing from the Lady Liberty (and the 1883 Emma Lazarus poem), the Metsies’ latest iteration of cheesy/foolish campaign slogans captures the Brodie Van Wagenen Era perfectly… and tragically for fans: Send Us Your Damaged, Overpaid. Tired & Wretched Refuse. Here’s how it translates for Mets Nation:
Damaged: That BVW sure did reel in some big fish from that Free Agent pool. Wow. Michael Joseph Wacha, Frederick Alfred Porcello & Dellin Betances. Big names with some major accomplishments in their careers. But guess what… They are damaged goods that Brodie picked up in the discount aisle. However, with Porcello being the shortest of the triage trio at 6’5″ – maybe they’d be better suited donning the orange and blue of the Knicks. Quick, get Jimmy Dolan on the horn and tell him you have two white backcourt guys and one NYC-born shooting forward avail in a risk/reward deal.
Overpaid: Two words: Jed Lowrie. Do we need to continue? No.
Tired & Wretched Refuse: Boy, oh boy, when it comes to this quota/proclamation, Robinso Cano and Edwin Diaz fit it to a T! Ever see Cano run-out a ground ball? He looks EXHAUSTED. He must be tired after counting all the money he gets for continuously wrapping the team is his wet blanket. That thing is heavy! And then there’s his Buddy (that name again), Edwin [not Buddy] Diaz, he too of Angry Ward’s Seattle Mariners. “I’ll try Wretched Mets Refuse for 20 million, Alex.” Oy gevalt, these guys are schmucks!
And there you have it. Nickel and dime signings and dopey slogans. Deja vu all over again… Please feel free to comment below and come back tomorrow for Different Matt.