If you’re a die-hard Mets fan, you would’ve been excited since the beginning of the season and never would have given up on your team.
Far be it for any New York fan to truly be a die-hard fan. It takes a lot to be a die-hard. There are few who can actually wear the title. Many of you claim to be that, yet at the first sign of trouble, you are throwing your team under the bus.
Oh yeah! You’re a real die-hard fan. With fans like you, who needs haters?
Well for the true Mets fans out there, I’m sure you are very excited. You have every reason to be. Let’s see why.
- The Mets are in first place.
- They are riding a six…no. They are on a seven game winning streak.
- The Mets are hitting late in the games which is giving them a chance to win games.
- The rotation is starting to come together. They are pitching deeper into games giving the bullpen a chance to rest. You even had to get excited how Jonathan Niese pitched, even if it was just the Pittsburgh Pirates.
So many reasons to be excited about Mets baseball.
Some may be wondering when did it start. I have to say only one thing to that: WHO CARES???? I could care less when this all started. Just as long as they win.
But if I did have to take a guess, I would say it started around when Omar Minaya and Gary Sheffield made the comments about the team having no heart or passion and being too comfortable.
Watching games now, you have the confidence, even if they are losing, that the Mets have a chance to come back and win the game. The game does not end in beginning when they had all their hits and did all of their scoring.
The Mets have finally given their fanbase something to cheer for and be excited about. Heck! It’s gotten to the point where even Yankee fans are jumping onto the Mets bandwagon.
Now tonight’s game is going to be one for the ages: Mets ace Johan Santana against the Braves’ Derek Lowe, the very man who Mets fans prayed would have as another Christmas present alongside Francisco Rodriguez and JJ Putz in the offseason. It didn’t happen. I think you know who we got instead.
This is another crucial week for the Mets. They take on the Atlanta Braves for a three game series minus Larry Chipper Jones. He is out due to a hyperextended elbow. Aw! So sad! He might be back for tomorrow’s game. Then they will be heading to the not-so-Mets-friendly West Coast to take on the San Francisco Giants and Los Angeles Dodgers with no day off.
I really hate it when the Mets have to travel to the West Coast with no day off. That’s when they start to get really sluggish.
During this stretch, the Philadelphia Phillies will be taking on the LA Dodgers inPhilly with no Manny Ramirez and then head over to Washington to face the lowly Nationals. Oh there’s a challenge.
The Mets have the harder schedule right now. Yet you can’t help but feel a little confident in their ability to take on whatever comes their way. The Mets have to be able to stay in first place. They cannot let the Phillies take over the top spot again. The Phillies could do it because, well, the Dodgers are not that scary without their beloved Manny Ramirez. Let’s hope they can take care of the Phillies for us and thank them by taking at least two out of three.
No matter what, you have to be thinking great things right now. You have to want to go to Citi Field to watch games again. You have to feel that excitement begin to bubble inside of you ready to come out.
You have to be excited about Mets baseball again.