Originally posted on Mets Merized Online  |  Last updated 7/22/12
MIGUEL BATISTA: The Little Engine That Couldn’t Another late Mets rally falls short… It’s becoming a common theme so far in the second half. Starting pitcher gets bashed, bullpen allows more runs, Mets try to catch-up, Mets run out of outs, game over. I am fully aware and can truly appreciate all of the careful thought, the endless calculating, the hours of scouting, that nerve-wracking audition, and the mind-boggling, brainstorming that led to the determination that Miguel Batista was the clear and convincing choice to give the Mets their best chance to win today’s game. We had four former or current GM’s, four former managers, and three different pitching coaches, and countless scouts come to that conclusion. Who am I to argue? Instead let me shift gears… We are the best baseball fans in the major leagues… We are the most engaged baseball fans in the major leagues… And of course we are also the most vocal and knowledgeable baseball fans in the major leagues… That’s why I decided ...
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