So starts “Santana Chapter Two,” entitled:
"Living up to the hype."
Yes, that’s what our (our!!!) Johan has to look forward to in NYC. But for now I say, YAY!!! On June 19th of last year, I took my friend Diane to Shea. I was so excited–maybe she’d catch the Mets bug too and join me all the time at the Blind Pig to watch games, drink, eat…what could be better?
Except, guess who pitched that game against us? Our boys played like ****, and Santana pitched a 4-hitter that was just so painful. Diane had plenty of fun–"It’s the experience!" she told me. I could barely watch. The highlight of that day? Briefly meeting Omar Minaya in the elevator before the game. Diane took a pic, and I glowed. Until Santana took the mound.
If I were to take a pic with Omar now, I’d be hugging him–as I’m sure plenty of dudes would today too. And if Omar pulled this off while keeping Pelfrey and Fernando Martinez, as will be confirmed with the contract extension? What a **** of a trade, especially in today’s market. It’s like the Twins had a blowout sale and we fought off every other crazed shopper.
Coop and I have our spring training tickets. Our hotel reservations. Our flights set.
Are you as excited as I am!?