NY POST – Mets minor league pitcher Aaron Laffey began Wednesday night as the starting pitcher for the Triple-A Las Vegas 51s. By the end of the evening, he had given up 14 runs and quit baseball altogether.
Smart kid. Self aware. That’s all I got to say.
14 runs is not good. It’s not even “not good”, it’s actually borderline unheard of, but that’s what you get when you’re a part of the New York Mets organization. The circus is in town and the show must go on. DANCE MONKEY, DANCE!
Manager Tony DeFrancesco, who’s name sounds like everyone’s Italian neighbor growing up said, “He just felt it from inside that he gave it everything he had after 16 years …. Plus, the results weren’t very good so that could have been part of it. But at times, you lose your fire and that’s where he’s at.”
Does this mean the entire Mets organization will just retire? Because if there is any franchise that has lost its fire it’s the Mets. This poor guy is a microcosm of what this organization is all about. The dude probably figured that packing his bags and riding off into the sunset was better than getting shelled in a minor league game. He’s probably right, especially after a decade of touring the minor leagues.
Now that I think of it, maybe he’s a good candidate for the Mets next coach? After all, he’s got the smarts and knows when to get out of a bad situation, something Mets management currently has no fucking clue how to do.
Aaron Laffey, you may not know this, but you’re my hero.
Bon Voyage, bro!