It all comes down to Game 7

Cliff_1The big thing for us is that we live to see another day after our win in Game 6 on Wednesday night. Hopefully it gives me another day to get ready and help us win a game. If we make the World Series, my main goal is to be healthy enough to be included on the Fall Classic roster.

I feel pretty good, and my injured Achilles tendon is coming around. But it takes time. Like anything else, you don’t want to do anything stupid to jeopardize your team’s chance of going to the World Series.

It’s tough being on the bench and not being able to contribute. It’s terrible, but it is what it is. I’ve learned not to let your emotions get too high and just go with the flow. And if I get an opportunity, I will try and make the most of it.

I’m not trying to be a coach or anything on the bench. I’m just taking it all in and hoping the guys do good and we get to the next round. I’m just being a cheerleader in the dugout. I even start singing that song for Jose Reyes. I love it, the fans love it. They appreciate a player like that and I find myself chanting it — even in the car on the way home.

Everybody was chilling on the plane ride home from St. Louis after Game 5 on Tuesday night. We felt good coming home. We were happy to get out of St. Louis and get back home to our fans. We play well here at Shea Stadium, so nobody was really worried about us possibly being eliminated from the postseason.

It was tense and tight on Wednesday. Everyone was stressing a bit, but we just had to get the job done. There are kind of similarities to when I was playing in the postseason with Florida in 1997. But you just have to get it done. Hey, the Cardinals are going through the same thing, but they’re in a tougher environment. If they can win here, you just have to tip your hat to them. This is a crazy place. We sense it’s going to be tough for them when we’ve got the crowd on our side. In St. Louis, it was nothing. We felt like we could deal with it. The crowd never got into Game 5. They were a little loud, but nothing too distracting. Playing there was nothing.

Manager Willie Randolph probably will say the same thing to me about my chances of playing. I don’t even think that if I said I felt pretty good he would mess with the chance of playing me and jeopardizing getting injured even worse. So, right now, I think we’re stuck with what we got. I made this bed, so I need to lie in it.

69 Comments

Cliff,
Keep the chin up man!! You are one true warrior!! I am sure you will get your chance to contribute in this post season and hope to see you here next year. Your a class act all around!!

Lets Go Mets!!

Hey Cliff,

Props to you for grindin through this unfortunate injury, but after the Fall Classic is over, Gibson will be forgotten and Floyd will be the name synonymous with World Series heroics!! You’re the man, and your 2005 production will never be forgotten as you single-handedly brought this franchise back to respectability. Brooklyn loves you!! Peace

CLiff,
I almost forgot to mention Wright. Tell him to get that Brass Monkey of his back!! you are his mentor, show him the light!! Hes a great player and needs to get his License to ill back!! Maybe a different song like Master of Puppets should help!!

Lets Go Mets!!

Ya Gotta Believe!!

Lets go guys this is it you need to stomp, simply stomp, this is our house!
Romp and stomp baby,..romp and stomp

you guys had an awesome game last niGht. my dad and i were barely in our seats. we’d love to c that again tonight boys! LETS GO METS!

Cliff,
Game 7, Bottom of the 9th, Down by 1 run, Beltran on 2nd, 2 outs! Willie pinch hits you. What do you do?

Remember back in 2005 and the wonderful season you had. You get your pitch and you launch it into the New Stadium! 2 previous times the Mets were down 3-2 going into Game 6. Both times before the Mets Lost. Not this year! Things are already starting to change and tonight will be no different. Tonight I feel your going to make the difference and I trust you with that last at bat! Go Floyd!

Let’s go METS!!!!

Cliff,
hope you get to read this. I am writing from Canberra, Australia. I bleed blue and orange and have done for a while.

Mate, answer me this, have you seen a ‘fat lady start singing yet’.. it aint over till she starts singing. If you read this walk over Oliver tomorrow and just tell him to just pitch. Forget about the rest, it will just happen. You gotta believe..

andrew

Floyyyyyd!!

I love your enthusiasm and all that you and your team mates bring to the field. I am here rockin away and sending good vibes for ya tonight! LETS GO METS! Come down to Dempseys bar on Bell !! We love ya there!

ROCK ON!!

i have a feeling u gonna come off the bench and get a big hit for us in game 7

LETS GO METS!!!!!!!!!

Dear Cliff, no agita tonight, OK. Just score, score, score the way you guys know how to do. Make it as big as you can. Stay loose, swing those bats. I’m making my plans for next week. Stay on that top step and cheer the boys on for all us fans who would give anything to be on that top step with you.
LET’S GO METS!!! LET’S GO METS!!! LET’S GO METS!!!

I sing the Jose song all the time too. Let him know.

Your grandmother, Nora

Cliffy,

I had your away greys Jersey on last night at the game. And Im gonna wear it again tonight because weather your palying or not you’ll always be my man !!

We were watching you in the dugout last night: “Cliff has that ‘put me in the game, Willie’ face on,” we kept saying.

We miss you.

http://www.metsgrrl.com

Cliff, please tell Willie to keep Wagner out. Everyone knows he will give up runs in the 9th.

Cliffy,
We need a new closer for the Mets! Please dont allow Wagner to get in the game. LET WILLIE KNOW. Please.

-Frank

The only way for Wagner to stay out of the game is if we score a LOT of runs. Reyes will start it off again. What a lineup we’ve got. Turn the power loose and we’ll never see Wagner. But he can give you a classic 9th inning, that is three K’s or one like he did the other night. You never know. Just score a bunch, guys.
Grandmother Nora again.

Hang in there!
And bring on Game 7!

Is the champagne ready?

**You Gotta Beleive Fairy Dust**

*-Desiree-*

http://wrightoholics.bravehost.com

I’ll be there tonight Cliff … I want to see you hit one off the scoreboard (ala Kirk Gibson). I love watching this team!

Cliff- I would of loved too see how quick we would have eliminated St. Louis with a healthy you, El Duque, and Pedro. The thing that scares me about tonite is it seems the Cards are making better adjustments to our pitchers than we are to theirs. We need a big game from Wright and any trouble out of Perez, we’ve got to go to Oliver fast. GOOD LUCK! PS- Yesterdays blog you sounded as if your career was over in NY. Although I believe we need a right-handed hitting outfielder, you need to be a Met for the rest of your career.

Cliff,

Keep cheering for your team, and let the Achilles tendon rest because you need to be healthy for the World Series. Go with the flow, and always remember that the man upstairs knows what he’s doing. GO METS!!!!!!

#1 Floyd Fan in Hollywood, FL ***candi****

anyone else notice the conspicuous absence of “stout” this morning?

Do whatever you can Cliffy…rest and wait for the WS, or if you feel you can hit grab a bat in the late innings tonight. You know we love and support you. Good luck!

BELIEVE!

You didn’t make the bed. The bed happened, unfortunately. And you’re not lying in it. You’re trying to fight your way up out of it. And that’s why we love you!

In true 26th man (and woman) fashion, I screamed so loud and so hard at Shea that I didn’t save anything for tonight! But I’ll find some more. :)

I’ll post some pics from the game later, including me proudly wearing my Cliffy t-shirt. And I LOVE that you sing Jose Jose Jose Jose with us!

We’ve all got your back, Cliff. Feel the love.

http://www.pickmeup.mlblogs.com/

Mister Cliffy,
i´m writting from Panamá. I´ve been a Mets fan since i was a little kid. There´s few of us down here but very proud and loyal. We can´t be more happy. Cliffy, get your rest, get well and you will help us win that World Championship !! You are a huge part of this team in and out of the field. Thanks for everything !! LET´S GO METS !!

Carlos Branca

(Oh, and Cliff? I know you look out for your “little guy” D-Wright, so please ask him to shave his scruff? It’s hot, sure, but I’ve been keeping a season-long D-Wright facial hair watch, and homeslice hits better when clean-shaven. Grand slam better.) Here’s the entry about it:
http://pickmeup.mlblogs.com/pick_me_up_some_mets/2006/10/dwright_groomin.html

Cliff, Keep cheering! I believe a dramtic, game winning at bat is in your future. The Cards and their fans are gettin’ scared. Check out their comments on J-Rod’s blog. Let’s go Mets. To Detroit that is…

Hey Cliff,
love that you were singing Jose with us. I was watching at the bar where I work last night and started singing at the top of my voice as soon as he hit it! My nephew & dad were at the game last nite. You are my nephew’s favorite, please stay a Met!!!

and i have the seats for game 3 next Tuesday, & believe with all my heart I will be sitting there watching YOU

have a big at-bat!!! rest up and be ready for the rest of this roller coaster ride! We love you! Kim C.

Cliff – we love you and hope that you can make it on the WS roster. You deserve to be there. You are one of those rare players that puts the team first and plays with pain. Get better! I want to see you on the field when we beat Detroit!!!

yes joe–i’ve noticed the absence of stout…and its great. although, i’m sure he’ll get on here some time today to bad mouth our Floyd, he has an obsession.

LETS GO METS!!!

hope the achilles is feeling better :)

jose jose jose!!

hey cliff man, your tryin, and trust me, us fans notice and appreciate it. youv shown us alot of things about your ability and character since joining the mets, and now your showing your heart. stay strong, you’ll get back in that line up and have an impact. good luck in game 7. go get em for us. lets go mets!

Tonight is the night! We all have faith in the team and yes, we will all be hoping to see you up at the plate in the Fall Classic. History is with us on this one. Game 7 is ours! Keep on chanting in the dugout Cliff. We are all with you! Cheers!

Uncle Cliffy,
Get ready!!!!!!Your opportunity in this Game 7 may come tonight in a PH situation. We will all be behind you 110% and you will hear us! Keep the faith, get well, we want to see you in the WS. LETS GO METS!!!!!!!!!

Cliff,
I appreciate all the effort you are putting in to get healthy. But, while you’re sitting with the guys in the dugout go take a walk and visit with your boy D Wright. This is a new experience for him so keep an eye on him. And if you feel the need to break into song again, go for it. I’ll join in from the comfort of my room.

Hey Cliff,
Zoe’s right, you didn’t make that bed. It happened while you were busting your butt for the team. That’s what we love about you – you always give 110%. Be strong bro’, your shot will come if not 2nite then in the WS. And keep singing the jose song. I’ve been singing it all day at work 2day! LETS GO METS!!!

YA GOTTA BELIEVE!!!

Cliffy, I have full faith in you if you come into this game. I was at Games 1&2 of the NLCS and Game 1 of the NLDS, and the energy at shea is AMAZING. You guys pushed a Game 7 and will win it. I understand that you must feel weird watching this from the bench, but after you guys win it all, in all the Mets fans hearts, you are part of that 2006 Championship team.

LETS GO METS

Cliff,

You are my favorite & the ultimate MET. One of the Best thing’s that can ever happen tonight is you in a tie game bot 9th pinch-hitting and unloading a walk-off BLAST!

Cliff,

I can’t concentrate at work. All I think about is tonight’s game 7! Last night was electric just watching it on TV. Reyes set the tone early and I hope that happens again tonight. The pieces are in place, got nice contributions from a few people last night. I hope you and everyone else can tell Jose to stay loose, he needs to be aggressive on those base paths! Give Wagner a 4 run lead again tonight and I know he won’t blow it.

We’d love to see you play tonight, but you know what? We’d love to see you play this weekend even more.

Let’s Go Mets!

Cliff,
Thanks for your hard work and great attitude!

Your influence with the younger players has obviously helped tremendously.

I’ve been a Met’s fan since 1968 and have enjoyed every minute of this season. Even some of my “Die Hard” Yankee fan friends are pulling for the Mets tonight.

All the best to you and the Mets tonight.

Bring home the championship and we will see you in the World Series!!!!

LEST GO METS!!!!!!!!

Cliff:

I’m hoping you’re not going to be needed tonight, but if you are, I hope you hit it to the moon!

Tell D-Wright just to relax. He just needs to remember how he got here.

Brian

Cliff,

You’re my favorite Met bro, hands down. And I’m a Met since ’85 so I keep it real with my picks. I wish you well and wish the team the best tonight…I’ll be in the house!! Also, don’t think we forgot what Pujols did to you in St. Louis, that goes in the memory bank. You don’t play out a veteran, especially a Met, like that..He’s good but he ain’t Superman. One off the helmet tonight would serve him right…Lets just hope we have a big lead when it happens, haha….Peace my man!

Cliff,
HoJo…I have been a die hard since 1980 and not since HoJo have I been so inspired by a member of this club. You being in the dugout makes me feel like things are in control. And you should know that we love you in NY. Lets Go Mets!!!

Cliff, well that achillies isn’t healing as you planned…which ***** for us met fans and i’m sure it ***** for you! But you mean so much to our TEAM that whether you’re playing or not, you’re still a factor. You’re pinch hitting now and trust me the Cardinals know that. You’re the last person they want to see coming to the plate in a big situation, and the first person us Mets fans want in that spot. New York loves you man and get healthy for the World Series!!

Hey Cliff,

Thanks for your optimism like always. I believe it helped last night and will carry over into tonight. Last night was so unbelievable. When Jose hit that homerun, it sure reminded me of 1986. Didn’t Lenny Dykstra hit a lead of homerun in the first inning in one of those games? Again, like I said yesterday, history repeats itself. Thanks for keeping the faith and believe that you have in impact on the bench or at bat. Either way, give David the upmost encouragement that you can give him. Hype him up. He looks like he needs it and let him know we are all pulling for him tonight. Let’s Go Mets!!!!!!!!!

Oh yeah, I forgot. Jose! jose, jose, jose, jose! Jose!Jose!

Hi Cliff, bet you didn’t know you have a fan from “Down Under”. I’ve been watching the whole season and have been mightily impressed with the way the guys have performed. In regards to Game 7 of the NLCS, I think you should continue to show support from the bench giving your achilles more time to mend and be available to be the Designated Hitter on the Detroit legs of the World Series. I want to pass on my best wishes and luck to the team for a great season, let’s keep it going. Go Mets! From Malcolm

Hey Cliff, you’re one of my favorite Mets and I hope you get a chance to play in the World Series. I feel your spirit from the dugout. Hang in there and get better soon.
All the best, Johan!

Cliff,
I hope you are feeling better and get to play as soon as you can! Keep cheering for our Mets and take us to the World Series!

I love this team. Cliff get better, we love you. But keep that **** Billy Wagner out. Lets get some runs.

by the way what was starred out by my above comment was the word CU-NT

Hi Cliff,

Good job last night! Thank Wagner for the heart attack he gave me and about 25 other Mets fans last night in the ninth. Geez that was scary. Get healthy and get on that WS roster. We all know you guys will get there. LETS GO METS!!!!

Karin

Cliff,

I’ve only seen you once at Shea and I gotta say I wasn’t impressed.

HOWEVER, your words in your blog have convinced me that you are a gentleman, an respectful player and above all, a guy who loves this game.

I wish you all the best tonight!

Thanks Cliff and thank you to the rest of the New York Mets for giving us fans a 172 game season. We’ll be back next year, stronger than ever.

FROM A CARDINALS FAN: BETTER LUCK NEXT YEAR CLIFF. YOU ARE A GOOD PLAYER.

STOUT: I UNDERSTAND, YOU CAN HAVE ROLEN TOO.

METS FANS AT THE STADIUM IN THE SERIES:******** IT AND **** IT HARD. YOU BOOED EVERY PLAYER WE HAD GOING UP TO BAT. YOU ARE HORRIBLE FANS. NO RESPECT FOR THE GAME. YOUR A CITY OF LOSERS WITH A TEAM FULL OF LOSERS ENJOY YOUR EXTRA TIME OFF AND WE WILL LOOK FORWARD TO ELIMINATING YOUR HORRIBLE FANS NEXT SEASON AS WELL IF YOU EVEN MAKE IT THAT FAR. YOUR TEAM IS FULL OF AMAZING, FUN, AND RESPECTFUL PLAYERS BUT THE FANS ARE THE WORST MANNERED PEOPLE I HAVE SEEN. AGAIN ENJOY YOUR TIME OFF

THAT POSTING WAS NOT FOR METS FANS IN GENERAL BUT FOR THOSE WHO WERE PRESENT AT THE STADIUM DURING THE SEASON. YOU EVEN BOOED ECKSTEIN COME ON. REALLY? ECKSTEIN? LOSERS

HEY STOUT, WHAT ABOUT THE HIGH PAID BELTRAN WITH BASES LOADED STRIKING OUT. THAT IS WORSE THAN FLOYD. THAT STILL LEFT THEM WITH TWO OUTS TO GET THE JOB DONE. BUT REYES AND BELTRAN CHOKED IN THE ULTIMATE CLUTCH. THEY PLAYED WELL GIVE THE METS CREDIT.

NO I DON’T THINK I WILL TAKE THE CAPS OFF. I FIGURED YOU WOULD SAY SOMETHING LIKE THAT. NONE THE LESS BELTRAN DOESN’T GET PAID FOR THE REGULAR SEASON. HE GETS PAID FOR GAMES LIKE THIS LIKE ALL BIG PLAYERS. PUJOLS IS NOT EXCUSED FROM THIS EITHER. HE CHOKED ALL SERIES. IF THEY WEREN’T PAID FOR THE PLAYOFFS THEY WOULD JUST EMPLOY HIGH SCHOOL PLAYERS

Look, we went farther than we should have…. With the starting pitching the Mets had for the post season it was a miracle we made it to game 7 of the NLCS. Let’s hope Omar keeps up the good work and brings in some real pitching…. This line up could easily be the Yankees of this century. Thanks for a year to remember. Oh and I hope Detroit sweeps the Cards.

HEY METS FANS, BEST OF LUCK IN 2086, BOO TO YOURSELFS STOUT GO BACK TO BOSTON AND TALK SMACK HOW YOUR TEAM FINISHED THIRD ALBERT HAS MORE CLASS IN HIS LITTLE FINGER THAN ANY BLOGGER HERE BELTRAN IS WAY OVER PAID,AND NO PLAYER COMBINED HAS THE NUMBERS LIKE ALBERT, SO IT GOES TO SHOW YOU CAN’T BUY YOUR PENNANTS OR YOUR WORLD SERIES TITLES ITS A BEST OF SEVEN AND THAT’S THE WAY ITS BEEN FOR EVER.SO I LEAVE THIS MESSAGE IN CAPS FOR ALL THE SORE LOOSERS IN NEW YORK TO READ WITH YOUR BEADY LITTLE EYES.OH BEFORE I GO THERE IS NO CRYING IN BASEBALL!!!!

Clifford:

Now which Met was it who said “the Mets are going to break the hearts…”? HAHAHAHAHAHA. Mets, get over it. Looks like your hearts were broke tonight! Go Cards! St. Louis is watching the hearts of the Mets (and Mets fans!) break tonight…. and it feels awesome. So much for breaking our hearts, Mets! HAHAHAHAAHAHA.

I believe the line was “the Mets are going to break the Cardinals’ hearts…” Yes. That was it. Awwwwwwwwww. How wrong was that quote? Looks like hearts are breaking. But NOT the Cardinals’ hearts. I do believe I see the hearts of METS players and fans BREAKING right now……… St. Louis Cardinals are going to the World Series. And the Mets aren’t now, are they? HAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHAAA!

Mets fans are so bitter. So bitter. Now THAT’S funny…
La-la-la. La-la-la. The Cardinals won the pennant. The Mets FAILED MISERABLY! La-la-la. La-la-la….God this feels GREAT! We’re in the World Series. Doesn’t matter if we win. We beat the NY METS tonight! La-la-la…..

To the Cards fans:
Good job on a series well played, guys. Suppan was stunning tonight, so enjoy, you deserve it.

To Cliffy and the Mets:

I’m sure it’s been tough this year with the injuries, but I just want you to know that a lot of us are **** proud of you and all the guys for giving us a season to remember. I for one hope to see #30 back in the orange and blue next year, it wouldn’t be the same without you!

Good luck in the off-season, get healthy, and know that left field in Shea will be waiting come spring training.

Thanks

Hey Floyd….why dont you talk about yourself being hurt a little more and cry like a whiny little school boy…….instead talk your team up a bit more….pathetic….and as for your comments like “If they can win here, you just have to tip your hat to them. This is a crazy place. We sense it’s going to be tough for them when we’ve got the crowd on our side. In St. Louis, it was nothing. We felt like we could deal with it. The crowd never got into Game 5. They were a little loud, but nothing too distracting. Playing there was nothing.”……………………….well guess what, all I can say is “Tip your hats to us. It wasn’t a crazy enough place. The crowd was on your side but we delt with it. Your fans were loud, but not too distracting for Molina. Playing in Shea was memorable, but at the same time, it was nothing.” W O W. How conceeded can you be………….amazing………..GO CARDS GO CARDS GO CARDS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

To the Mets and Their fans:
I never thought I’d see Oliver Perez pitch a game like he did. I really thought, with the short rest,

the Cardinals were going to tee off on him so bad and we’d see your bullpen by the third inning. But it did’nt happen. Hats off to you and the rest of The Mets.

Thank you for the most exciting series I have ever seen.

Oh and P.S…..meant to say your fans werent too distracting for Molina or SUPP! Read J-Rods Blog if you want true sports class! He gives credit where it’s due!!!! GO CARDS, GO CARDS, GO CARDS!!!!

Hey Cliff – reading these comments shows you the caliber of persons some of these Cardinal fans are. No class whatsoever. Kick a man when he is down. Well, I am a firm believer in the concept “You reap what you sow”. I think their hearts are going to be broken in this next series. Anyway, enough about them.

Cliff – you are a class player. These idiots do not know you for who you are. You are the heart and soul of this team. You play hurt. You play with passion. We love you for that. We want you back in left field next year, so please take it easy this winter and get healthy! We are proud of you and the Mets. It was a great year. To get this far with two of our top starters, a top releiver, and you sidelined, wow, that says something about this team. Don’t worry about yoru 9th inning strikeout – that pitch was incredible and you just need to tip your cap to him. This game was lost in the 1st inning, because our batters were not aggressive. Congrats to the Cards, but wait until next year!

I truely think you are an amazing player. Sorry about you’re foot. Are you single? :)

Cliff

Just reading your blogs this post season shows me and all of us how much heart you truly have. We love you man, you’re the best, a true Met and you always will be even if (God forbid) you play for the Yanks next year or even worse, the Cards. Your the best, and what gets me excited is when you say, the real Cliff will be back. get healthy my friend, and bring the real Cliff back to Queens for next year. Man, I’d love to see you n left field next year for us and I want to see you on the NY Mets team that is going to win it all in 2007. We need you and that big heart of yours Cliff, we need the Cliff that hammered like 3 grand slams last year and the Cliff that should have been an all-star in 2005 for being our MVP for the first half of that year. You WERE the Mets, single handedly, now come back and become part of the team next year. I want to see 25 heroes on the roster ready to make 2007 ours, and you Cliffy have to be one of them. Get healthy, and do it brother, God bless you,

Sincerely, one of the Mets biggest fans since I was born 20 years ago, in 1986, 4 months before they won. I’ll be 21 when you guys do it again, 2007,

Chris

LETS GO METS!!!!

Cliff,

I just read the Cardinals fans comments, and I think they are just plain silly. If the Mets won, I’d be celebrating and happy with my friends who are Met fans and my Dad, who’s a Yankee fan, would say nice job, your Mets are finally doing it! But the Cardinals win and the fans actually decide to spend their time posting dumb comments. I think it’s hysterical and it just shows how there really is such a thing as a sore winner. It’s funny, we lost, and I was upset, but I’m already pumped for next year. They’re whining over the fact that they won, when we lost and we’re excited! Wow that’s funny. It’s all about karma baby, it will all come right back to them.

Feel better Cliff, and Met fans, stand together and fear not. Get excited, because 2007 and beyond, those are our years. To all of the true fans that stnd with me, I salute you,

-Chris

LETS GO METS!!!!

It was a good ride and I’m hoping for the next 2 stops to be made next year.

I think Cliff could be an outstanding pinch hitter in the style of Rusty Staub so I hope the METS keep this in mind

Marie

It was a good ride and I’m hoping for the next 2 stops to be made next year.

I think Cliff could be an outstanding pinch hitter in the style of Rusty Staub so I hope the METS keep this in mind

Marie

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