Last night I went shopping in an attempt to find a birthday gift for a friend. Didn't find anything for her. Found plenty of stuff for me. Sigh. At least everything I bought was from the sale rack.
So, I've come to the conclusion that WNYC's Soterius Johnson is a Mets fan. I can practically hear him smirking through my radio when he announces "The Yankees lost last night, making this their ninth loss in the last ten games." He's probably pumping his fists in the studio. Then he goes on to talk about the Mets nice win last night. But what does he say? "The Mets have never had a no-hitter in the history of the club, but they came very close last night when pitcher Pedro Martinez struck out 12 batters before giving up a home run in the 7th inning." Please. Pedro Martinez's performance, while impressive, was not "very close" to throwing a no-hitter. "Very close" is Mike Mussina getting one strike away from throwing a perfect game up at Fenway in 2001. That's "very close." Pedro just threw a two-hitter and did a good job, Soterius, so stop your gushing.