June 1, 2017

"Mr. Met has only 3 fingers and a thumb on each hand but the gesture was unmistakeable."

Ha. That happened last night as the Brewers crushed the Mets.

I'd just like to say that when you have only 3 fingers, it's easier to tell which is the middle finger.

23 comments:

tcrosse said...

High four, Man.

JAORE said...

I continue to be saddened by the coarsening of life in America. Yeah, this is not a big deal. But F-bombs and middle fingers have become standard expressions for the mildest levels of being upset.

Cut it out!

And get off my lawn!

Original Mike said...

Holy Cow! The Brewers are in 1st place.

Original Mike said...

"I'd just like to say that when you have only 3 fingers, it's easier to tell which is the middle finger."

Three fingers and a thumb are four. There is no middle.

rehajm said...

We are dealing with this mater internally

Like, changing out who's inside the suit? I see what you did there.

traditionalguy said...

You mean that doesn't mean he thinks you are #1? All this time feeling humble has been wasted.

Once written, twice... said...

Too bad he didn't have a severed Bernie Brewer mascot head to go with it. That would have been cool.

Once written, twice... said...

Or should I say "that would have been covfefe!"

Otto said...

Ann count. When they say the classical "middle finger" they count the thumb.

Ann Althouse said...

"Holy Cow! The Brewers are in 1st place."

Hey, pay attention, Original Mike. They've been in first place for more than a week. Believe!

AllenS said...

You get together the five Milwaukee racing sausages, Brat, Polish, Italian, Hot Dog and Chorizo, and have them kick the stuffing out of Mr. Met. Loser.

Dave from Minnesota said...

The Duluth-Superior Dukes minor league team had a ballhead mascot (The Duke) but little kids found him scary and would cry when he came out, so they had to retire the Duke. Maybe related to the scary clown thing.

Quaestor said...

New York's funny-looking mascot...

On behalf of America's funny-looking, I deplore the New York Mets insensitive choice of mascot. The funny-looking will lead a boycott of the Mets and their sponsors until a more appropriate, somber-looking mascot is adopted.

exiledonmainstreet said...

Hey, pay attention, Original Mike. They've been in first place for more than a week. Believe!

6/1/17, 12:32 PM

I would like to, but their current rank has much to do with the losing streaks of the Cubs and (until last night) the Cards. I watched part of the game on Tuesday night and the Brewers lost it despite the best efforts of the Mets to hand it to them. That ridiculously improbable error by the Mets shortstop plated 2 unearned runs for the Crew and tied the game and the Brewers still couldn't get it together and win.

I don't expect this to last, but they're certainly more fun to watch this season than I expected them to be.

I am certainly happy they hired David Stearns.

Ann Althouse said...

Brewers are beating the Mets right now.

exiledonmainstreet said...

Brewers are beating the Mets right now.

6/1/17, 1:41 PM

Yay!

Bob Boyd said...

Hey Kathy Griffin, here's job opening in entertainment. It's perfect, no one will know who you are. Don't pass this up. Use your head.

Wait. Don't use your head.

Birches said...

Yeah, I it was unmistakable. I hope the former mascot has some marketable skills.

Original Mike said...

"Hey, pay attention, Original Mike. They've been in first place for more than a week. Believe!"

Unlike the other sports teams I follow, I have to admit to being a fair weather Brewer fan. I only follow if they're winning.

Listened to some of today's game while in the car. However it was difficult because I don't know the names of any of the players. "Shaw hits to right field". "Is that good? Is he on our team?"

If they keep winning, I'll learn the roster.

Ann Althouse said...

Yeah, it's like they're all new people, xcept Braun.

I'm getting used to them though. Travis Shaw is a new favorite.

Bill Peschel said...

"Too bad he didn't have a severed Bernie Brewer mascot head to go with it. That would have been cool."

"You get together the five Milwaukee racing sausages, Brat, Polish, Italian, Hot Dog and Chorizo, and have them kick the stuffing out of Mr. Met. Loser."

"On behalf of America's funny-looking, I deplore the New York Mets insensitive choice of mascot. The funny-looking will lead a boycott of the Mets and their sponsors until a more appropriate, somber-looking mascot is adopted."

More and more, real life is turning into "The Simpsons."

rhhardin said...

It's actually the longest finger, not the middle finger, that carries the significance.

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