Who doesn’t love some Joe Smith? What a success story! With the confounding side-arm! And the humble "Aw shux" grin! We love Joe Smith.
But let’s take a look at his placement at a recent Sports Illustrated cover shoot:
But still, he’s Joe Smith. He says, "Sure, I’ll lie on the floor, Sports Illustrated. And boy will I smile wide for you.
Then SI will go and cut a brother out.
No fresh-out-of-college, small town grin on their cover, thank you very much. But what’s more? Now they’re missing one of Omar Minaya’s most fortuitous past draft picks. A vital part (this year) of the "unlikely story" SI wants to spin about the "Melting-Pot Mets."
So, Mighty Joe. Take a moment here to rise up off the floor and give us some late-inning glory. This blogger–and many a Mets fan, too–loves ya like a cover boy.