Friday Sillies: AFSCME


Today’s Friday Silly is a 1970’s commercial for the AFSCME union redubbed in a rather colorful manner. I happen to actually be an active member of an AFSCME local and yet I can’t help laughing at this jab at how a typical union member might display his labor pride. Apparently the dubbing for this commercial was done at the time the commercial was made and it’s been floating around on tapes and gag reels ever since.

Be warned that this clip includes profanity and some rather impolite phrases, but taken in the manner intended it’s pretty funny.

Hurrah for the Union!

Sweep in South Florida


The Amazin’s continue their winning ways with a two-game sweep of the Marlins which propels them back into first place in the National League East. The second place Atlanta Braves visit Shea for a three game battle for first this weekend (and I will be there for Saturday’s game!)

The Mets tantalizingly toiled with history Wednesday night by keeping alive two streaks. First, David Wright extended his consecutive game hitting streak to 25, a new Met record albeit not a record at all since it spans two seasons. John Maine tried to break the Mets 45-year long streak of no no-no’s by taking a no-hitter into the 7th inning. Alas it was not to be, but at least the Mets gave Maine some run support in a 9-2 whomping.

As Jason of FAFIF writes, the Streak Goes on Forever!

I did not get a chance to watch Thursday nights game, but it was another butt-kickin’ by the potent Mets offense. There still leaving a ton of men on base but that’s okay since they’re bringing almost the same number of men home. Highlighs of the game include David Wright extending his Met-record hit streak to 26 games, Carlos Beltran swatting two doubles and a home run, Jose Reyes legging out his forth triple of the season in only 14 games, Orlando Hernandez striking out 10 batters and the Mets scoring six runs with two outs in the third inning. On the downside, despite striking out the side, Billy Wagner ended the Mets bullpen scoreless streak by allowing a run in the ninth.

Players of the game (I award up to ten points, maximum of 6 points to one player, distributed among the Mets players who had the biggest impact in the game):

18 April 2007
Mets 9, Marlins 2

  • Beltran 3.5
  • Delgado 1.5
  • Maine 2.5
  • Reyes 1.5
  • Wright 1.5

19 April 2007
Mets 11, Marlins 3

  • Alou 1
  • Beltran 1.5
  • Castro 2
  • Green 1
  • OHernandez 3
  • Valentin 1.5