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Angel Pagan almost misses an at bat while on the john

Aug 23, 2011, 9:32 AM EDT


Gentlemen: start your references to this being a microcosm for the Mets’ season … now!

Angel Pagan was due up in the fifth inning of last night’s Mets-Phillies game and … was nowhere to be found.  Seems that nature called. I like the way Andy Martino put it in the Daily News: “Turns out, the center fielder felt a rumble at the end of the fourth. It arrived suddenly, and with great force.” Mmmm, vivid!

Here’s Terry Collins’ version of it:

“(Pagan) came in, sitting on the bench, and all of a sudden didn’t feel good and went to the bathroom,” the manager said. “Didn’t even have time to tell me he was sick.”

Pagan finally made it to bat, grounded out and then was pulled from the game by Collins.  Because while there’s no law that says you can’t get a case of Montezuma’s revenge during a ballgame, you had darn well better tell your manager about it when it happens.

  1. nolanwiffle - Aug 23, 2011 at 9:49 AM

    I believe it was Connie Mack who once said…”In the game of baseball, ’tis better to score runs than to have them”.

  2. heyblueyoustink - Aug 23, 2011 at 9:53 AM

    Ladies and gentlemen, a microcosm of your 2011 New York Metropolitans.

    • phukyouk - Aug 23, 2011 at 1:10 PM

      i thought they were the Metamucil’s?

  3. yankeesfanlen - Aug 23, 2011 at 9:59 AM

    Since we’re in sixth grade today:

    Holliday’s ear
    Pagan’s rear
    These are the things
    Baseball fans find dear

  4. halladaysbiceps - Aug 23, 2011 at 10:01 AM

    Excuses, excuses, excuses. Pagan just didn’t want to face Cliff Lee.

    • nolanwiffle - Aug 23, 2011 at 10:07 AM

      He scared the crap out of him.

      • halladaysbiceps - Aug 23, 2011 at 10:22 AM

        Hahahahahahaha!!!! That’s great!

  5. shaggylocks - Aug 23, 2011 at 10:12 AM

    Oh geez, poor guy! It’s bad enough having the runs, but having the runs and then having the national sporting press report on it? Poor guy…

    • Mr. Jason "El Bravo" Heyward - Aug 23, 2011 at 10:16 AM

      Seems like the Mets could use a lot more runs, no?

  6. Mr. Jason "El Bravo" Heyward - Aug 23, 2011 at 10:15 AM

    I always assumed the term “John” was coined as a reference to the proper name, and thus, should always be capitalized. Someone enlighten us to the origins of how the pooper became referred to as the John? Show your work.

    • stevejeltzjehricurl - Aug 23, 2011 at 10:24 AM

      I don’t think we should have anyone “show their work” when dealing with this topic.

      • halladaysbiceps - Aug 23, 2011 at 10:28 AM

        “Showing your work” could result in a nasty mess on the floor.

    • halladaysbiceps - Aug 23, 2011 at 10:27 AM

      King Richard the Lionheart, who was angry with how his brother, Prince John, ruled the country while the King was gone, named the crapper after him, calling it “The John.”

      • Matt - Aug 23, 2011 at 11:14 AM

        Was that before or after Robin Hood took bags of gold coins from John’s snake?

      • skane2005 - Aug 23, 2011 at 11:33 AM

        Haha, I think that is from the Robin Hood Men in Tights version. Any facts there?

      • Mr. Jason "El Bravo" Heyward - Aug 23, 2011 at 12:01 PM

        You nailed it, Cepts. Robin Hood: Men in Tights must be the true tale of how the John became the John. Thanks for reminding me of how awesome that movie is.

  7. stevejeltzjehricurl - Aug 23, 2011 at 10:16 AM

    They couldn’t have left it at “Pagan was feeling ill, so we removed him from the game?” Seriously, I know we now have access to far more information and generally think that’s a good thing, but sometimes we’re definitely getting too much detail.

    The only upside will be when some enterprising Mets fan sets up a Twitter handle named “Pagan’s Bowel” or something similar.

  8. sdelmonte - Aug 23, 2011 at 10:24 AM

    I did always wonder what players do if they need to go during a game.

    Seriously, Pagan has not inspired much confidence in Alderson, and this small but telling moment might just add to the debit column.

  9. trevorb06 - Aug 23, 2011 at 10:31 AM

    Everybody Poops

    • halladaysbiceps - Aug 23, 2011 at 10:36 AM

      I poop alot. Just read some of my posts.

    • nolanwiffle - Aug 23, 2011 at 11:43 AM

      ….yea but it’s a pagan ritual.

  10. Chris Fiorentino - Aug 23, 2011 at 10:33 AM

    So does Pagan now leads the league in xBM+?

    • halladaysbiceps - Aug 23, 2011 at 10:37 AM

      Is that the infamous bowl movement saber stat? Yes. Very familiar with that one.

      • wlschneider09 - Aug 23, 2011 at 12:29 PM

        I don’t buy it for a second, Pagan is at least 0.3 BMAR behind Adam Dunn.

      • phukyouk - Aug 23, 2011 at 1:12 PM

        Watch Mo in the background…

  11. mvp43 - Aug 23, 2011 at 10:45 AM

    Sh*t happens……….

  12. phukyouk - Aug 23, 2011 at 1:09 PM

    When you’re sliding into first and you feel a sudden burst….

  13. 1historian - Aug 23, 2011 at 2:46 PM

    Q: What was the name of the man who invented the flushing toilet?

    A: Thomas Crapper.

    Q: What was the title of his biography?

    A: ‘Flushed With Pride’

    Just thought you would like to know

  14. 1historian - Aug 23, 2011 at 2:47 PM

    feces occur

  15. Mr. Jason "El Bravo" Heyward - Aug 23, 2011 at 4:56 PM


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