Sorry it has been so long since I last wrote to you but I’ve been busy, playing a lot. Much to catch you up on so let’s have at it.
I guess the big news off the field is that some guy named Einhorn is going to give the Mr. Wilpons like $200 million bucks for about a one third share of the team. Now I don’t know a lot about big money stuff (I get all my Mets news from reading that blog THE APPLE and listening to Francesa on WFAN) but it sure seems like a lot of bucks to pay for like no say-so in the team. But now it sounds like he’ll have a chance to own 60% of the team in a few years and then he can call his own shots. Can’t imagine that he’d do any worse than the current crew – but don’t tell Mr. Wilpon I said so.
I’ve been playing a lot of 1B these days since Ikie got hurt. Mr. Collins may start platooning me with Nicky (Evans). Wonder if I’d hit better if I did that squinty eye thing that Nicky does. I like playing 1B even more than playing second (fewer people sliding into my legs, you know). I think I’m a pretty good fielder at first except when I blew the game the other night against the Phillies. I tried to “Fancy Dan” (good pun, heh?) a grounder and turn it for a nifty DP. Instead I oh-layed it into RF and all heck broke loose. I HATE WHEN THAT HAPPENS.
I’ve been hitting better lately. Had three hits on Sunday and a liner that was caught. We all had our hittin’ shoes on that day.
Right now we got me at first, Ruben’s pickin’ it great at 2B, Jose is hot as a pistol at SS – sure hope we don’t trade him, but think they will, and Justin (Turner) is going great guns for David at third. Once everyone’s back it’ll be a scramble for playing time. To be honest, Justin is outhitting and outfielding me these days. When Ike and David return they might drop me down to pinch-hitting duties. That I can do. I could outhit Willie Harris even if they sent me up to the plate blindfolded.
That’s about all I can think of tell you for now Dear Diary. I promise to try and keep in touch.
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