I took the express bus home from my job last night. I worked a long shift and was exhausted, but I managed, like a good shopaholic that I am, to get in some early Christmas shopping done.
The bus crosses the Major Deegan to get to the Bronx. Yes, I am a Mets fan, born and raised, who lives in the Bronx. Anyway, I looked across towards Queens and could see the big sign at Citi Field lit up, probably still thanking the fans or talking about tickets for next year.
I began to think about the dreams and expectation I had coming into this season.
I thought about the excitement that coursed its way through my bod when I heard about the signing of the man known throughout baseball only as “K-Rod”. I kept thinking, “Money! We got this. Bring it!”
When I heard about the Sheffield signing, I became a little distraught, but allowed it to slide.
I thought about the pounding of my heart in my chest when I entered Citi Field for opening night. The thoughts of expectations kept going through my head. Thoughts of division titles and championships kept coming back. Parties, celebration, rallies. It was all I could think about. Dream about!
Then it happened. My heart did not just break, it shattered. the problems with dreams is you eventually have to wake up from them. When I did, it was not pretty.
I woke up to the realization that, not one, but two of my enemies made it to the World Series and Mets fans were being pitted against each other as to who they should root for. Who is the lesser of the two evils? We are now a divided fan base. This World Series has made “frenemies” out of friendships.
When I built this website, I had said this was the place where we would dare to dream about championships. Well, we all dared. It got us an injury riddled season.
That will not stop me from daring to dream. I will dare.
As a latina trying to make it in the male-dominated sports media industry, you have to dare to dream. So I will dare!
I dare to continue to have expectations of the organization known as the New York Mets!
I dare to dream about 2010!
I dare to believe!
What about you?