Thanks to Carl "The Cabbie" and Dugout Joe for inviting me on Baseball Talk at blogtalkradio.com earlier today. If you’re interested, I’m interviewed on the June 3rd edition, ’bout 15 minutes in. The guys do a great job and seem to have a fun rapport! Join them every Sunday at noon.
This was my 3rd appearance on web radio–the first being on MLB.com’s "Under the Lights" with Pete McCarthy (it was a Friday night and I had to go straight to a party, hence the dress), and the second this past April 25th on Matt and Anthony’s phenomenal Metsblog Talk Radio (now in its new timeslot at 10PM every Wednesday–I’ll remind you this Weds!). I’m always happy to talk baseball, but after these appearances, I always think of what I should have said way after the questions are asked. Being more of a writer than a speaker, well, I guess I like to think on the questions a bit.
So. Carl and Joe asked me what I thought are the top three things the Mets need to do to reach and win the World Series. Belatedly, here’s my list, as it shold have come out:
1. Stay healthy. This one’s a no-brainer, but as I said on the show, it’s the most important thing for this team to just stay healthy. Especially since we’ve got so many key players at or near (or over!) 40.
2. The Big Hitters: I wasn’t too articulate about this one (again, writer more than speaker here), but basically, guys are going to slump. We know that. We just need to make sure there aren’t too many big bats slumping at once. Spread it out, fellas.
3. Plating runs: I know you’re with me here. How frustrating is it to watch the boys get on base–****, load the bases–and then not be able to score a run out of it? Stranding guys on base could hurt us more than anything come October. But then, you don’t need to say "NLCS Game 7, 9th inning" to realize that.
So there you go. A rare humor-free post from Zoe with her top three requisites for the Mets to go all the way.
Would you like to share your own? Comment away!
P.S. WHY do I laugh so much on the radio? I mean, I enjoy laughing. But come on, Zoe. Quit the chuckles!