Going into this season fans were hoping for a fun team to watch. Well they got that for the first half of the season and low and behold they were in the midst of a potential pennant race. Long term plans for the team seem decent especially when Matt Harvey had as good of a first outing as any Met pitcher’s ever had. But we get back to this season.
The New York Mets managed to exorcise a few demons at Citifield last night. The idea that they are still “chokers” has now faded into the sunset. Their ninth inning comeback with Jonathan Papelbon on the mound was intense. Two walks by Jordy Valdespin and Ruben Tejada coupled with an infield hit off the leg of the Phils close set the stage up for David Wright.
This season will be a tough one for Mets fans. Knowing that I came up with some things you can do to make it a bit more bearable.
Everybody should play “The Curly Shuffle”once a week just to evoke good memories. The Mets have all but abandoned this song but the fans can keep it alive.
For your enjoyment I’ve come up with a bunch of excuses/phrases that I think we can expect the Mets announcers to use this season. Some have been used already.
When the Mets pitchers are getting rocked
“I hope that ball didn’t hit my car.”
“That home run was wind-aided.”
Sandy Alderson has joined the Twitterverse and so far he’s posted a few gems. A few days ago he posted this:
“Prepping for trip. Bought 4 like-new tires at chop shop across from Citi. He threw in free wiper fluid. Better than the Wheeler deal!”
Or this one:
“Getting ready for Spring Training-Driving to FL but haven’t left yet. Big fundraiser tonight for gas money. Also exploring PAC contribution.”
And finally this one:
“Wife was not happy with the gift card. Should’ve bought her a box of chocolates.”
The 2010 version of the New York Mets is very hard to watch. It’s easy to have a love/hate relationship with this team even though they have more mental lapses then my softball team.
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