Posts Tagged ‘jj putz’
Yesterday we had the lovely opportunity to catch up with Ed from Mets Fever. We put Ed on the hot seat with some pretty tough questions. He came out swinging.
Please tell the good fans of OH MURPH how Mets Fever come about?
In 2005 I started really getting into the on-line baseball community and became a member of several forum groups. By 2006 I really enjoyed talking baseball but was getting fed up with the forums. Many commenter’s wouldn’t make sound arguments to disagree, they would just say “your stupid” and leave it at that. I love a good debate but have very little patience for name calling or immature comments. I also wanted to expand my arguments to include references, sources and supportive information, which really didn’t fit into the forums format. At the same time, two different sites approached me about writing for their sites, which gave me the confidence to start my own site. Mets Fever was launched Dec. 26th, 2006…
The format has basically been the same from the start; Passing along interesting items, from across the web to other Mets fans while providing opinions and editorials from a die hard and life long Mets fan.
Most likely met virgin? – Evans, Neice or Ken Takahaski?
I’d say Gonzo, don’t want to be mean so your readers will have to figure out which one I think look like the muppet.
Which Chin Pubes is more your style. Redding or Putz and why?
Got to go with Putz, reminds of my favorite ladies grooming.
Ugliest player in MLB not named Randy Johnson?
I can’t stand, regardless of the talent to see a guy with a huge extended stomach rolling around the field so I’d say C.C. or Prince.
Which player from the movie Major League would most likely lead this Mets roster to a World Series victory?
Power hitting outfielder Pedro Cerrano who practices voodoo to try to help him hit curveballs- this team needs a power bat and someone to get Jobu on their side.
As you know.. Were giving away a Free HOJO signed 8×10 to the fan with the best definition of what a “Triple Threat” what’s your definiton?
A guy who can land Megan Fox and talks about it.
A guy who can walk after finishing a bottle of Goldschlager and doesn’t drive .
And a guy who plays baseball like Pete Rose
Harder team to watch – 93 Mets or 09 Mets. Why?
Easy 09 Mets. The 93 Mets were bad and you knew they were going to be bad, this team there were higher expectations and even with the injuries this team is constantly beating itself.
Finally, July 4th is known for the Nathans Hot Dog Eating Contest… which Met past or present would give Joey Chestnut a run for his money?
Currently I think Livan could give him a run for his money. Mo Vaugn could eat all the hot dogs and then go after Joey himself.
Thank you, Ed. You’re off the Hot Seat.
Washington, D.C. — The New York Mets, already decimated by injuries, placed J.J. Putz on the disabled list Saturday. The reliever had been experiencing pain in his throwing elbow and it was initially believed to be bone spurs. However, an MRI revealed the cause to be an inability to pronounce his own last name. Putz will miss nearly three months while he works on his Yiddish.
Putz, who currently pronounces his name with a long u, “had battled through this ailment most of his career” according to Mets’ General Manager Omar Minaya. “We knew about it, but our scouts were confident it wouldn’t hurt his effectiveness on the mound. His hundred big league saves proved that. Unfortunately, in New York, with its huge Jewish population, it’s a lot tougher to hide this type of ailment.”
In Yiddish, the term putz literally means ‘penis.’ However, it is often used in English to describe an unlikeable or unintelligent person. (see also, schmuck.)
Putz will be working with Dr. Oleg Steinblatt, Associate Dean of Yiddish Studies at the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research in Manhattan. “Though I cannot speak to how such an inability to properly pronounce a Yiddish word would hamper Mr. Putz’s ability to effectively get out of the 8th,” admitted Dr. Steinblatt, who says his parents discouraged sports when he was a youth, “it does appear his ailment is largely psychological.” While Dr. Steinblatt did not elaborate on the methods he would use to get Putz to pronounce his name with a short u, it will likely involve watching a lot of unfunny Jackie Mason bits.
While they brace for Putz’s absence, the Mets received more bad news when it was learned All-Star shortstop Jose Reyes would be out indefinitely with an inability to remember which handshake he’s supposed to do with what player.
We’ll… the Mets are on the brink of disaster with yet another injury.
JJ is out 8-10 weeks and who knows what’s going on with Reyes’ torn hammy.
In times like this… I feel like the only thing we can do to feel better is laugh at fat kids getting injured.
- Born in the bathroom of a McDonalds on Dewey Avenue in Rochester, NY
- Grand nephew of actress Joyce Randolph, best known for playing Trixie Norton on The Honeymooners; her role as a lower-middle class Brooklyn housewife inspired Redding to become a mediocre Major League pitcher
- Considers his Color Me Badd “Young, Gifted & Badd” CD his most prized possession
Veteran member of the Redneck Goatee Players Association (RGPA); members include:
Scott Spezio (Steroid Soulpatch Division)
Jayson Werth (Steroid Soulpatch Division)
- Chose his current uniform number, 44, as a tribute to his favorite ballplayer of all time, Lastings Milledge