It didn't look any better in the clip I saw on the Mets' site lol. Whoever the announcer was (it wasn't the SNY crew) made a good point, there's literally no downside to fielding it. At worst it's either foul or you get an easy out at first.
I saw it, and yeah, it's hard to fathom. And yeah, no downside to fielding it...geez, first and third basemen make plays on foul balls all of the time. I can't remember ever having seen an infielder pull such an obvious Roger Dorn before.
Anyway, if the Mets don't do SOMETHING with Ike (what are they going to do now, bat him 8th?), then it just goes to show that nothing with the Mets has changed, no matter what they have coming up through their system. I listened to the WFAN yesterday after the game (around 5:00), just to hear what Met fans had to say, and the overwhelming consensus is that Sandy is a befuddled moron who'd better start showing some signs of life very soon. Yeah, it's easy for fans to say that, and it's not like Sandy can hit for Ike and Duda, etc.
But Fatso made some good points yesterday (it'd be nice if Fatty didn't have to take such obvious pleasure in the Mets' sucking, but that's Mikey)...one of them being that Captain Passive needs to answer some questions by the end of THIS season, and not turn 2014 into a re-do of this season. What that means if Ike and Duda continue to suck for the rest of this season, or suck enough that Sandy shouldn't feel comfortable keeping them in the team's plans beyond this season, he can't try to sell Met fans on "Well, we're going to give them one last chance in 2014 to see what they both can do." Met fans were willing to punt on 2013 right along with Captain Passive, provided they saw progress and were given reasons to believe that 2014 would mark the end of 70-79 win, noncompetitive seasons. But everyone's patience is running very thin, and Stammerin' Sandy better not to try to sell us on 2014 needing to be an extension of 2013 so he can be sure about certain players.
And for the love of God, if everything else this season is lost, at least restore some friggin' ACCOUNTABILITY in this organization! Ike Davis has played himself out of the lineup, despite being given an absurd amount of opportunities to get himself going. He flat-out doesn't deserve another game at the major-league level. The Mets have to show their fans they actually dare to hold their players accountable when they're doing NOTHING for this long!