It broke my small, cold shriveled heart last winter when the Red Sox and Jason Bay couldn't seem to come to an agreement to keep Jason in the Bay State.
However, the Mets were a good option as well, as their fan base is tortured, pessimistic, and shares a blinding, irrational hatred of Princess Purplelips and the rest of those self-important taint wankers in the Bronx. If that's not a recipe for love I don't know what is.
Anywho, Bay showed up in Port St. Lucie yesterday for Spring Training, and let me just say that he charmed the PANTS OFF the occasionally angry, sometimes arrogant and always cynical New York Media. By doing what?
Discussing his love of curling, and how he was probably the "least important guy on his high school curling team." Bay was the dude who threw the first two stones. Now, my understanding of curling is minimal, but I react to it the way your average 9 month old reacts to Baby Einstein videos. You just can't stop staring even though you have no idea what's going on. So I don't know what "throwing the first two stones" means.
Anyway, it appears that between Bay, Jeff Francoeur and David Wright, there are going to be some characters in this year's Mets clubhouse. I'm sure I'll be served with a restraining order by June.
[Newsday] | [New York Daily News]