It is the little things that matter the most. They make all the difference in the world. The New York Mets proved that yesterday on their Opening Day.
This team did everything that they could not do last year.
Let’s take a time warp to last year. Forget about the injuries and think about the games.
Remember all of those game the Mets led the game at the beginning and just could not hit late in the game? Remember those games where opponents made errors and the Mets were so dead that they could not even take advantage of those mistakes? Remember when it was the Mets making all of errors on the field?
Well yesterday changed all of that. David Wright hit a two run shot in the first inning. Then the bats went silent until the sixth inning. Then the Mets were able to tack on four more runs and one more in the seventh to seal the coffin on the Florida Marlins.
The best part? They did it by playing small ball. I mean, home runs are great and fun to watch, but it is not the only way to win a game. Wright’s home run was the only one of the game. Yet the team still managed to add five more runs through doubles, triples and singles.
The Mets took advantage of throwing errors by the Marlins. They could not do that last year which drove me crazy. They were so hesitant on doing anything. The Mets last year looked like deers caught with headlights in their eyes. Well those New York Mets are dead.
Welcome the 2010 New York Mets. They are here with a chip on their shoulder. They are mad as hell and they are not going to take anybody’s crap so help them God. Even through really bad winds, Gary Matthews, Jr. battled in that outfield to get every ball hit out there. These Mets are going to fight tooth and nail to get where they feel they should.
They are here to “shock the world”. If yesterday was an indication of anything, it is that the Mets are going to be aggressive this season. So plan on attending games this year so you do not miss out on the fun. Yesterday was a lot of fun.
Let’s Go Mets!
Oh and more thing. They did it without Jose Reyes and Carlos Beltran. Go Mets!