The Mets are a funny bunch just now. They’ve been in first place forever (unlike some other New York teams I can think of – the only problem being that The Yankees are probably still more likely to win the World Series :-( ) but never really look like a first place team.
Unlike Hearts (who are just awful right now), it seems a little churlish to complain about a first place team, but I think the only reason the Mets are still there is that the Braves and Phillies are even worse! The are some good things going on – Reyes stealing every base in sight, Glavine’s 300, Wright hitting again (don’t you just wish he could make the easy throws), and many more. But then you start to think about Mota (best reason yet to bring back Piazza, he’ll take care of our steroid user) and the rest of the bull pen and you just scratch your head.
So far the only answer I have come up with is blind enthusiasm, so to help that along we need a few more decent songs to go along with “Jose, Jose, Jose, Jose”. I have never heard Shea as loud as when this is being sung, and I’ve had enough of “Let’s go Mets”. Having said that, I was mildy impressed by “Hip, Hip… Jorge!” at Yankee Stadium yesterday – much more of this is needed to bring the same kind of excitement (and humor) as heard at soccer stadia around the world.
Then maybe the Mets could actually build a decent home record…
Let Go Mets!
:: Justin ::