Proving that he can’t be wrong all the time, the NY Post’s Phil Mushnick weighes in on Tom Terrific’s turgid Mets commentary.
Tom Seaver’s weekend work on Ch. 11’s Mets telecasts continues to be tough to take. He says something ” anything ” to sound as if he’s on top of things.
Yesterday, after home plate ump Eric Cooper tossed Mike Piazza, and after admitting that he had no idea what Piazza had said to Cooper, Seaver continued to insist that Cooper was completely in the wrong. And he reasoned that Cooper’s six years in the majors weren’t enough to correctly respond to such situations.
Later, after David Wright scored on a tag play, Seaver dismissed the Angels’ gripe, claiming that Wright had scored “easily,” when the live and taped evidence showed the play to be close. And you get stuff like that from Seaver, every few minutes.
(balls and strikes are one thing, but say something negative about Eddie Trunk to Mike Piazza and them’s fightin’ words)
David Wright is close to having a breakout sophmore season at the plate — if he hits 30 HR’s in 2005, that’ll make a huge difference to the Mets’ hopes of contending. By the same token, if Wright makes 30 errors or more at third, what we’ve seen so far might be representative of what this team really is : slightly better than .500, maybe with 83-85 wins as a realistic goal. For all the talk of an improved infield, too many mistakes are being made, and not just by Wright. That the Norfolk native isn’t quite the second coming of Scott Rolen just yet is hardly something he needs to apologize for, but sooner or later, one of these gaffes will cost Tom Glavine a win and then we’ll have to read about how this is hurting the pitcher’s Hall Of Fame chances.