Fallout from Hurricane Irene continued in New York Monday as Mets officials today reported the grim news that Con Edison has been unable to restore power to struggling stars David Wright and Jason Bay.
“We had hoped they’d be able to jump start Jason and David, but Con Edison told us they can only do so much,” said Mets GM Sandy Alderson. “I suppose we should just be happy we have electricity at our stadium, but I was really hoping to find a way we could get a little more pop out of these guys.”
Wright and Bay are hitting a combined .243 with only 30 homers so far this year so they certainly could have used a boost however they could get it.
“When I walked in the clubhouse this morning, Sandy started chasing me around with with a pair of jumper cables saying it was time for me to start earning my contract,” said Bay, who’s yet to perform at a respectable level since signing a four-year, $66 million deal in 2010. “I know I’ve been a bust, but does the guy really think jolting me with 40,000 volts is going to fix anything?”