Another one borne of the 2000 election...
NEW YORK (AP) -- The New York Mets announced today that they are going to
court to get an additional inning added to the end of Game 5 of
The batting, pitching, and bench coaches for the Mets held a
conference earlier today. They were joined by members of the
League Players Union.
"We meant to hit those pitches from the Yankee pitchers," said
batting coach. "We were confused by the irregularities of the
we received and believe we have been denied our right to hit."
One claim specifically noted that a small percentage of the Mets
had intended to swing at fast balls, but actually swung at curve
It was clear that these batters never intended to swing at curve
though a much higher percentage were not confused by the
Reporters at the press conference pointed out that the Mets had
extensively reviewed film of the Yankees pitchers prior to the
Series and had in fact faced the Yankees in inter-league play
"The fact remains that some of the pitches confused us and
denied us of
our right to hit," said the Mets batting coach. "The World
Series is not
over yet and the Yankees are celebrating prematurely. It's like
Major League Baseball has reviewed the telecast of all the World
games and recounted the balls and strikes called by the umpires
"While some of the strikes called against the Mets were, in
there were not enough of them to change the outcome of the World
Series," the commissioner said.
Another portion of the Mets legal claim stated that, based on
percentage, the Mets had actually won the World Series,
the final scores of the games. "It's clear that we were on-base
slightly more often than the Yankees," said a Mets spokesman.
Series crown is rightly ours."
The manager of the Mets has remained in relative seclusion,
some light jogging for exercise. He has stated that he believes
need to let the process run its course without a rush to
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