Stormtrooper Terry

Stormtrooper Terry

Monday, June 4, 2012

Mets Monday - Golly, I Wonder What This Will Be About?

No, this isn't about what you think it's going to be about. At least, not yet. There are a few things I want to point out first. Since the blog I wrote two weeks ago wherein I expressed my doubts about them, the Mets have won nine games out of thirteen, have improved to eight games over .500 with a record of 31-23, and, as I write this, are now tied for first place in the National League East. All this comes with the Mets having played their fifty-fourth game of the season last night, which means we are now officially a third of the way through the season. If they keep this up, they're on pace to win ninety-three games... which is a guaranteed playoff spot and most likely a division championship as well. Not too shabby, huh?

Now, let's be honest. No one expects them to keep this up forever and win ninety-three games (and even if I did, I'd keep on doubting them, because look how well they've done since the first time I doubted them, right?) but any way you look at it, it's shaping up to be a much, much more exciting season than anyone ever thought it would be for the good ol' Metropolitans.

Speaking of much more exciting...

Unless you live in Turtles' Lair in the sewer somewhere, you already know Johan Santana threw the first no-hitter in Mets history last night. There's not much more I can say about it that hasn't been said, except to say that watching those last six outs in a bar... okay, damn near standing ON the bar, I was so excited... was magical.  And that catch by the kid from Queens, lifelong Mets fan Mike Baxter:

In a season that's already felt improbable, or charmed, or whatever other word you want to use... well, it sure does start to feel like anything is possible this season, right, Mets fans?

After all, anything is always possible.

You just gotta believe.

1 comment:

  1. What an AMAZIN catch! I went to Archbishop Molloy High School with Mike Baxter. Thanks for posting the video!