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Monday was an off day. Sometimes I am just grateful for off days.
Yea, we swept the Skanks, yet we get clobbered by the shitty Feeeeesh. Really? Well, we’ve all bitched about it enough, so lets look ahead.
Remember when the Nats were supposed to be the team to beat? Not just in the East, but pretty much in the entire National League? It looks like now they have taken 3 steps back over the last year. So, who is to say we can’t take advantage of that? No Harper. Who knows if we’ll see Strasburg (we all know Harvey’s better anyway). Lets take advantage of it.
Lets kick a team when they are down - people like kicking us, even when we think we are on the upswing. Lets dish it back. Lets get this rally started again. Do I think we are good enough to make the playoffs? Probably not. Do I think we have the chance to be a heartbreaker or king maker? Absolutely. Can 2013 Mets baseball still be fun? Hell yes.
D’arnaud is starting to rehab… we will probably see Wheeler in less than 2 weeks. Marcum, regardless of Miami, appears to actually be getting better.
Yea, we need Ike to get his shit together (or get laid), and David to stop sucking (#BlameMollyBeers), but we have Murph who is having a tremendous season and the surprising solid performance of guys like Byrd (yes, I know he had 2 errors over the last few days, but lets look at the full product).
So, lets play our small ball, and be a spoiler. Because, who knows, in 2 years, someone might be trying to rain on our parade and destroy our run to the playoffs. And, we have been talking about “the future” for 3 years now. While I don’t think we are there yet, this season could give us inklings and sparks. Why can’t we do it too and enjoy baseball at the same time?
Well, that wasn’t the exact line…. it was something along the lines of “it is so great that you found people like you.” No, it wasn’t someone being condescending or actually being worrisome, it was my cousin Melissa during our discussion of the MetsFanFriends and The 7 Line Army. Then there was The Shiv asking if anyone is as crazy as I am.
Everyone knows I am ok with doing things on my own, and I make friends wherever I go, but I don’t think anyone really thought that the people I met on Twitter over our common love of the Mets or at various games on the Shea Bridge would turn into real-life friendships.
Well, they kinda did. We keep people up to date on our personal lives - and often make bad decisions in each others company (or, at least, cross paths en route to making bad decisions). We go out of our way to designate meeting spots, and travel across the country together. Granted, I am one of the new ones to the party - but that doesn’t take away from how crazy and amazing this all is.
And, really, I think my family was genuinely concerned in some way - like I will become that crazy lady at Banner Day 2012 walking around Citi Field by herself with a Piazza banner hollerin’ about how we will see everyone in Cooperstown. I may be that crazy, but I am not that much of a loner. So, I am that loud crazy person - amongst a sea of loud crazy people. And, yes, Shiv, they are all just as crazy as I am - and we are all crazy in our own way.
We share a common bond - of love for the Mets. Maybe that bond is stronger because it is usually accompanies heartbreak as we watch our boys on the field. We share the ups and downs with the Metropolitans - and each other. So, yes, this is real. Crazy? Sure. Amazin? Abso-fucking-lutely.
I’ve been asked by a few about my opinion on the TDA/Wheeler for Giancarlo story. First, is pure fantasy and speculation. But, here are my immediate thoughts:
In general, I’m more prone to trade a pitching prospect for an everyday player, and the same holds true here. This is especially true here considering the farm system is rich with pitching prospects.
I also don’t trust the open market for catchers. Catching prospects are valued, and should be. We have been in catching no man’s land for the better part of a decade. There really isn’t going to be a major market out there either anytime soon (oooohhhh McCann), and TDA is the #1 catching prospect. I don’t want to part with that.
So, Wheeler, I’m ok with; TDA, no thanks. My knee jerk reaction… now, let’s move on until there is real “heat.”