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Word To The Wise

Nate Robinson was on The Today Show this morning, playing basketball against Will Ferrell and Woody Harrelson. True to form, he missed his first three shots.
-- Me, 9:00 a.m.

Can they add a Shea Stadium vandalism charge when they indict Clemens? Probably not, statute of limitations.
-- My dad, 9:12 a.m.

I'm not going to apologize for being such a wise guy. That's because I've decided to become a Wise guy, pun fully intended. That's Wise, as in Matt, whom I expect will be pitching in some key situations for this year's team and is, at least for now, the clubhouse leader for favorite Met status.

Paul Lo Duca was my favorite Met for the last two years, and I feel bad about that now, given what came out in the Mitchell Report. Any chance at forgiveness was lost at his pathetic"C'mon bro" reply when he was asked what he was apologizing for. Lo Duca (and Roger Clemens) would have done well to have watched the "One Day at a Time reunion, also on Tuesday's edition of The Today Show. It came up that in the pre-interview, two cast members wished not to bring up the drug abuse issues of another, but Mackenzie Phillips was more than willing to discuss her problems.

Why?

"Because it's a part of history," she said.

Anyway, moving on from that, I think that which appeals to me most about Wise is that, much like me, he can't handle his salad. That and a changeup, which Carlos Delgado called one of the toughest in baseball to face. Hopefully, quality-wise, it's right behind that of Johan Santana.

The truly Wise Mets fans know... Amazingly, this isn't the first One Day At A Time reference in this blog (it, like me, debuted in 1975).

Here's the other that I recall:

http://metswalkoffs.blogspot.com/2005/12/walk-offs-in-movies-tv-and-other.html

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