In the New York Post, Mike Puma writes, “It’s time to perform a Citi Field exorcism, or at least discover where the Chipper Jones jersey is buried.”
…ummmm, wrong team… remember this:
According to this thread from June on MikeFrancesa.com, “There are three Phillies jerseys buried in Citi Field,” thanks to a Phillies fan who was a foreman on the job site.
Also, don’t forget, Sports Illustrated predicted the Mets would win the World Series against the Angels this season.
…i don’t believe in hexes, jinxes, etc., but, let’s review, shall we:
Instead, the Mets have put 19 players on the disabled list this season, including Carlos Delgado, David Wright, Carlos Beltran and Jose Reyes, as well as Brian Schneider, Angel Pagan, Oliver Perez, John Maine, Gary Sheffield, Alex Cora, Ryan Church, and J.J. Putz, who underwent elbow surgery in June – not to mention rookie Fernando Martinez, who had been the team’s starting outfielder at the time.
Meanwhile, Jeff Francoeur, who never missed a game due to injury while with the Braves, may be forced to miss the rest of this season with a torn ligament in his thumb – all while Johan Santana has his sore elbow examined today by Dr. Altchek.
For what it’s worth, according to Jon Heyman of SI.com, the Mets and Reds are tied for having put the most players on the disabled list this season, 19, with Reds losing Joey Votto, Edinson Volquez, Johnny Cueto, Jay Bruce, and Aaron Harang.
…is it too late for the Mets to add Harry Potter to the 25–man roster…