Originally written on Metstradamus  |  Last updated 11/19/14
This is a hook. Notice the absence of one John Buck on this hook. Forget that he can't hit. Forget that his defense is melancholy. After the Mets made a stirring ninth inning comeback off of J.J. Putz (who is still waiting for his physical), Buck made one of the stupidest plays the free world has ever seen. With ninth inning hero Josh Satin playing the part of the winning run on second and John Buck taking up space at first base with a meaningless run, Putz threw what should have been a wild pitch sending Satin to third easily. But Buck, seemingly armed with the voice of Lucas Duda in his head, decided that he and his 7.8 40 speed is going to take off for second! And in the most predictable outcome since the Marlins had a fire sale, he was thrown out! Go figure!!! Buck taking off for second with a meaningless run is a worse idea than letting Paula Deen choose the theme for your daughter's Sweet 16 party. (And once again this is what's wrong with this team. Eric Young Jr....
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