Tuesday, August 08, 2006

Lupica is a Midget

Our favorite "reporter", Mike Lupica wrote an article today about Paul LoDuca and his current marital issues. He started the column off this way:

"This is how fast it changes for everybody and how fast it changed for Paul Lo Duca, a good Brooklyn-born catcher and a good guy this season batting No. 2 for the Mets, the No. 1 team in the National League and maybe in town."

There are two things wrong with this column. First of all, I don't care about Paul LoDuca's problems with his wife. This has nothing to do with sports. I already wrote about this when the press decided that Randy Johnson's illegitimate daughter was front page news. The second problem with this article is that Lupica is just hell bent on once again proclaiming that the Mets are the best team in NY. I don't know if the Mets are the best team in NY, but here are the facts:

The Yankees are 24 games over .500, the Mets are 22 games over .500
The AL East is a combined 24 games over .500, the NL East is a combined 12 games under .500
The division leaders in the AL are a combined 73 games over .500
The division leaders in the NL are a combined 36 games over .500
The NL has 2 teams that are at least 9 games over .500
The AL has 6 teams that are at least 9 games over .500
The NL has 1 team that is at least 19 games over .500
The AL has 5 teams that are at least 19 games over .500
The AL held a 154-98 advantage during interleague play
The AL won the All-Star game for the 10th year in a row (one year was actually a tie)

Those are the facts that Lupica had on hand when he decided to make his comment about the Mets' standing in New York. The Yankees have a better record, play in a tougher division and play in a superior league. Where did Lupica come up with that statement? I'm not sure but I'm going to attribute it to the fact that he is too short to reach the shelf at the Daily News that contains the actual baseball facts.



Blogger Simon said...

I fully agree that proclaiming the Mets the best team in New York is vastly premature. They have a worse bullpen now that Sanchez is hurt, they're rotation isn't as deep and their lineup is similar right now with Matsui and Sheffield down due to injury. People just see the Mets with a huge lead and the Yanks with a 3 game lead and do some subtraction without realizing that every team in the NL East is terrible. Basically you are right Lupica is a dumb ass midget. If you get the chance check out my site simononsports.blogspot.com.

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