It couldn’t get worse for the Mets, or could it?

If you are one of us Mets fans, you know the answer.

I wish I could say that I were making it up that the Mets’ (former?) closer Francisco Rodriguez (whose nickname K-Rod has nothing to do with what I am about to tell you) now appears to be out for the rest of the year due to injuries he sustained beating up the grandfather of his children.

Yes, you read that right.  Rodriguez now appears to require season-ending surgery to repair thumb ligaments he injured by repeatedly punching his children’s grandfather in the head and face.  The obligatory adjective “alleged” is barely appropriate here, given that the many stated witnesses to the attack included the wives and children of Mets players.

The “good news” (at least for the Wilpons, for whom the season has become an indictment of the damage they have let GM Omar Minaya do to the team over the last half decade) is that Rodriguez’s “non-baseball-activity” injuries may enable the Mets to void the remainder of Rodriguez’s contract, perhaps preventing him from poisoining the Mets current crop of young players who, we hope, might usher in a vastly more professional (and more talented) era than the current culture of which Rodriguez’s showboat antics and off-the-field troubles have become an symptomatic.

A hopeful good riddance to the classlessness exhibited by Rodriguez since his arrival.

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