11/18/16

Richard Herr - So Whaddya Think 1

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“So Whaddya think?”
“Whaddya mean, what do I think?”
“Whaddya think, do the Mets need Cespedes?”
“Course they do!”
“I mean they may have to pay him a bunch of money.”
“Yeah, but he’s worth it.”
“They could probably get someone cheaper.”
“Yeah, but he wouldn’t do what Cespedes does.”
“Whaddya mean?”
“I will pose you a couple of questions.”
“Yeah?”
“Wasn’t Cespedes the best position player on the Mets?”
“Yeah.”
“Okay, stay with me. Who was the best pitcher on the Mets?”
“Syndergaard.”
“Keep following my thinking. What is the one thing those two share that nobody else does.”
“Nobody else?”
“That’s right. Hold it right there. I’m feeling charitable here, so I’m not going to strain your brain on this one. I’ll give you the answer. The one thing these two guys share is they are the only two guys to ever ride horses into St. Lucie.”
“Hey, guess what? I don’t understand what that has to do with anything.”
“Here’s what I’m saying, you chucklehead. These two guys have that thing--what’s it called--élan!”
“Ain’t that a Mexican dessert?”
“No, that’s flan. - These guys aren’t like most other players. They write their own rules and then go out and enforce them. They are leaders whho carry the team along with them. They ride their horses into Dodge--which is St. Lucie--and they are ready to fight to the death with Black Bart--which is the Nationals. These guys pick up the team and carry them on their shoulders. That’s why the Mets need Cespedes. That lineup falls apart without him.”
“You got a point there. I remember the times he was sitting. Their hitting stunk.”
“How many other guys you remember carried the Mets like that?”
“There was Piazza.”
“That’s right.”
“There was the Straw.”
“Him too.”
“There was...”
“No, no, no. Don’t go trying to give me a long list. You’ll start searching all around and come up with someone like Don Hahn.”
“He wasn’t bad.”
“Don’t go there. Just look at it this way: they need Cespedes. ‘Nuff said?”
“’Nuff said.”

Whenever Richard Herr isn’t solving all the Mets’ problems, he spends his time writing humorous science fiction novels.

You can see his books at https://www.amazon.com/Richard-Herr/e/B00J5XBKX4.




5 comments:

Mack Ade said...

Richard -

Do you eat elan after a piece of Piazza?

Thomas Brennan said...

I'll take the Beef Cepsedes, we'll done. Thor before you broil.

Reese Kaplan said...

It's a good thing he wasn't writing about Coco Crisp.

bob gregory said...

Wonderful example of simplifying a problem to its core.

When that is done, the answer appears so simple.

bob gregory said...

Wonderful example of simplifying a problem to its core.

When that is done, the answer appears so simple.

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