Monday, February 07, 2011

Wilpon Lawsuit Could Make McCourt Divorce Seem Like Cakewalk

The New York Mets have long benefited from the Dodgers' idiocy, from landing Mike Piazza and Pedro Martinez to former Dodger Paul "F*** the Dodgers" Lo Duca being hand-fed both Jeff Kent and J.D. Drew at home plate during the 2006 NLDS.

But since that ill-fated double dip, the Metropolitans' fortunes have taken a decided turn. They've returned the favor to Dodger fans, with bloated payrolls and poor contract decisions (Oliver Perez? Jason Bay?) helping take the sting off our own shortcomings.

And like a hemophiliac blood donor, the Mets aren't done giving. The more I read about this bombshell lawsuit filed against against Fred Wilpon and Saul Katz by Madoff trustee Irving Picard, the more it smacks of phrases Dodger fans have become used to.

"Could drag on for years." "Might have to sell the team." "Fans have reason to worry." Somewhere, Padres fans are sipping their post-divorce cocktails and looking forward to rebuilding their team. Dodger fans are in limbo, and Mets fans are just entering lawsuit hell. Enjoy!

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8 comments:

Mr. Customer said...

I can't really enjoy the schadenfreude until Frank is in our rear-view mirror.

Josh S. said...

I would be highly amused if the double put-out was indeed the moment that cursed the Mets.

Too bad curses are hard to verify.

Mr. Customer said...

Perhaps we should consult Nosty.

karina said...

Guys,EIGHT days'till catchers and pitchers report! :)

Count DeShields said...

Sigh.

It's a good thing that Delino 2.0 seems to lean more towards the Dodgers than the Mets. But I think that's to impress a fellow two year old fair haired gal at school.

And I think my presence at Game 7 vs the Cards might have been the tipping point for the Mutts.

What a frikkin mess.

Madoff Victims said...

Do you feel your investments are safe?

Do you think your account statement reflects the balance in your account?

Do you know that while Irving Picard is questioning and accusing JPMC and the Wilpons, that he’s also pursing innocent investors?

Do you know that there’s no guarantee that your broker is not a crook?

Read how Congress is helping and how you can support the safety of your own investments. Please sign our petition to help all investors. http://t.co/MbmIGy7

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

My investments are perfectly fine, thank you.


Enron's on the rebound, right?

Count DeShields said...

I put all my money in Penny Stocks and Mel Gibson racist futures. I'll be eating off gold bullion plates.