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Bobby Valentine isn't the only one disappointed in the Mets' horrendous season. Patricia Kennealy Morrison, widow of the legendary lead singer of The Doors, has been suffering as well.
After my recent column evoking the Mets' pennant-winning run in 2000, when they adopted L.A. Woman as their theme song, Kennealy Morrison e-mailed her thoughts on the season. Turns out their biggest mistake may have been trading former third baseman Robin Ventura to the hated Yankees last winter.
Kennealy Morrison, a noted author and practicing Celtic witch, had never been to a baseball game before the Mets and Ventura invited her to Shea Stadium two years ago. She particularly enjoyed meeting Ventura, a native of Southern California, who first started cranking L.A. Woman in the Mets' clubhouse.
``Very nice lad,'' wrote Morrison's widow, who also maintains a Web site at www.lizardqueen.com. ``Reminded me a bit of Jim, in fact.''
She was hooked, and counts a Mets jersey with ``Morrison 71'' on the back among her most prized possessions. Then came the trade and the drop-off.
``Now that they're hemorrhaging blue and orange, though, I have to say I feel sorry for the boys, but not so much for management,'' she wrote. ``And not sorry enough to help them out with some spare mojo. ... Anyway, it's not as if they weren't warned.
``The deal was, `Don't trade Robin, and the mojo will be yours forever.' But, well, they traded him, and to the Orcs of Mordor, no less _ sold him to the Dark Lord Sauronbrenner the Deceiver _ and now they are suffering the Wrath of the Lizard Queen, compared to which the Curse of the Bambino will be a stroll in the park.''
She did note, as well, that ``the Mojo is still with Robin,'' who was enjoying a bounce-back season in pinstripes.
``The Mets could have the Mojo back,'' she added. ``All they have to do is re-sign Robin when he becomes a free agent at the …