Mets Fans – Eternal Optimists or Eternal Suckers?
So today is game 162 for your beloved New York Mets. The final day of the regular baseball season vs. the Miami Marlins
Another season of disappointment. Not that the expectations were that high for the Mets this year anyway, but they were in contention up until the all-star break. That's a lot better than anyone expected at the start of the season.
So let's not talk about the bullpen blowing up like a Thanksgiving float, and Jason Bay's batting average being less than your body weight. Let's not even mention the fact the the fences were moved in this year at Citi field, and they still only managed to hit 67 home runs at home. Don't even mention how the Wilpons were looking for minority share owners for the team. Let's not talk about losing Mike Pelfrey at the beginning of the season.
Let's list the positives shall we (like a true optimist):
- Johan Santana pitched the VERY FIRST no-hitter in team history (took 50 years)
- R.A Dickey pitches back to back 1 hitters
- They won't lose more than 90 games this year!
- The arrival of rookie Pitcher Matt Harvey
- Ruben Tejada replaces Jose Reyes. And does it pretty well
- 8 games OVER .500 on June 30th
- The first team in baseball history to hit a "Home run cycle" (1 run, 2run, 3 run and a grand slam in same game)
- R.A Dickey become first 20 game winner since Frank Viola in 1990
- Chipper Jones says goodbye!!
- David Wright passes Ed Kranepool as the Mets all-time hits leader
- Ike Davis hits 30+ home runs
See. There were some (cough) positives.
Before you know it, pitchers and catchers will be reporting to spring training and the 2013 baseball season will be underway with birds chirping and the sun shining in the Mets brand new bullpen. And the new season will bring a solid outfield, and hope of post season play.
And if not, hey, Citi Field is hosting the 2013 ALL-Star Game.
Have a happy hockey-less winter. See ya next year
Did I miss any anything? Comments welcomed below