Every morning I sit down and prepare to write something about how the injuries cost the Mets their season. And yet, every night I watch the game they some how manage to prove me wrong. Just when you think the list of injuries can’t pile up any more for this team, it does. At the same time, just when you think this will cause them to go on an 8 game losing streak, it doesn’t.
So I ask the New York Mets, to please make a decision on whether or not you plan to really go for it this year. Because I cannot keep riding these highs and lows everyday. Mets fans like myself are cautious. We’re afraid to think that we can actually pull this off and clinch that last wild card spot in case those dreams are shattered.
And then I think, what would be even more magical that last season’s post season run, is a second one this year, and with a rag tag group of players. Maybe “rag tag” isn’t the right word. But it’s certainly not the lineup we thought we would see at the end of August. I would say that only Curtis Granderson has really remained consistently healthy from that original opening day line up. Bartolo Colon, our 43 year old beloved starter, seems to be the only pitcher not dealing with some kind of ailment. I’m guessing at this point in his career it’s just that he’s already been through it all.
Despite all of this, the Mets are 2.5 games out of the wild card. Madness. Which is why I think maybe this season, more so than last, if they could manage to sneak into the post season, they would truly be fitting of the title “The Miracle Mets.”
Personal note: I never get tired of seeing Yo batflip.