We all knew it was coming.
Terry Collins finally exploded, finally erupted like the rage-filled volcano that we all know he is, and his ejection in the top of the first finally took the pressure off the Mets' bats and let them trounce the Astros in a 9-1 rout.
Think about it. It's like having a fury-powered taskmaster boss run your office and then one day he calls in sick. Instead of business coming to a standstill productivity actually increases as the employees feel empowered to manage themselves to success.
- Dinky Wright broke his 0-for-20 slump- the worst of his career- with a home run and a double.
- Damaged Canadian Jason Bay made his first return to baseball since his Dodger Stadium concussion in July of 2o1o, and he doubled and scored. Hooray, eh?
- Catcher Mike Nickeas hit his first career home run tonight. As of this reading he has not yet stopped smiling.
So what did we learn today? I guess we learned that cursing out authority figures can sometimes pay off... and at least for tonight, the kids are alright.