To whit, here is Bill Madden from today's NY Daily News:
Where does one begin on a day that Jose Reyes' return to the Mets was something less dazzling than Tiger Woods' return to golf; that one day after hitting four homers against the sub-quality Washington Nationals' pitching, the Mets again hit none; that on a bright, sunny cloudless April afternoon, Citi Field was somehow turned into a temple of gloom and frustration?A temple of gloom and frustration?
Bill, we have not even played ONE Week of baseball yet!
The Mets came from behind to load the bases in the bottom of the 9th inning, and the Nats made a game saving catch to escape with a one run victory. The game itself was a bit of a dud, but the Mets played well and lost by the narrowest of margins.
Does Bill write about the comeback? No, he writes about Jose Reyes frustration as he stood on third, and capped it all of with the tired reference to last year.
As he stood on third, after Capps had walked Wright and Jeff Francoeur in the ninth, and watched Harris - he of the vintage circus catches off Carlos Delgado and Ryan Church, among others, in recent years - make a diving stab of Rod Barajas' two-out liner to left, Reyes had a front-row view of all the Met frustration he's missed since last May.
What a poor excuse for a baseball writer.
Anyway Bill, here's $0.05, go buy yourself a clue.