The undeniable thrill of David Wright, Carlos Delgado and Captain Red Ass going back-to-back-to-back does not, my friends, compare well at all to the crushing disappointment of watching the Mets and Phillies bullpens reverse roles this week. And while Philly might well have clawed their way back into contention after 3 games at Shea that had a weirdly post-season vibe — that is, if you can imagine David Newhan and Carlos Gomez playing in October. Then again, this is the same team that had a starting outfield of Benny Agbayani, Timo Perez and Jay Payton in a World Series.

Gary Cohen declared the gent above to be “charmingly bedecked.” Hey, if the visitors’ makeshift bullpen can continue the sort of mastery they dispayed over the past 3 days, Philly Phans can turn up looking as dopey as Man Man — despite a brutal start, their club still has something to play for.