The Mets got hit with the injury bug and I thought the Mets were staring at disaster.
I never thought the Mets were going to amount to squat and I’ve been screaming they need to rebuild.
And here we are, almost at Mid May and the Mets are not only above .500 but winning dramatic games including tonight against Philadelphia.
In a way, they are proving me correct.
Young players are taking the lead. Kirk Nieuwenhuis and Ruben Tejada and Lucas Duda and Jordany Valdespin are the ones showing up on the highlights.
And with Philadelphia not exactly lighting the world on fire right now and a team like Washington can’t hold onto the top spot for long, could the Mets become a contender?
I picked them to lose 90 games.
But THAT Met team was the one loaded with veterans and playing sluggish and uninspired baseball.
THIS Mets team is young and kind of exciting.
And trust me, if this team keeps playing, even if they fall far short of the playoffs, Met fans will embrace this team a hell of a lot quicker and with much more love than if they tried to pick up another expensive player.
And maybe by the end of the season every Met fan will know how to spell Nieuwenhuis!
The A’s and Jays played in front of evidently friends and family in Oakland tonight. And like the game played in front of virtually nobody in Pittsburgh, it was a back and forth game ending on a walk off homer.
The Blue Jays took the lead with 2 outs in the top of the 9th. The A’s tied it and won on Brandon Inge’s grand slam.
It was damn good baseball.
And it was damn pretty baseball.
After years of wearing ugly or dull or totally unmemorable uniforms, the A’s and the Blue Jays finally LOOK like the A’s and the Blue Jays again!
The Blue Jays have the bird with the maple leaf back, looking more like George Bell or Joe Carter than they have for a decade and a half. And check out the yellow unis that read “A’s” instead of “Athletics.”
It’s starting to feel like all is right with the world again.
Now break out the dark green jerseys and I will be one happy Sully!
Josh Hamilton became the 16th player to hit 4 homers in one game.
Yeah, the Orioles lost the game but there is a bigger loser tonight.
You know somewhere in the world there was someone who forgot to put Hamilton in their starting line up for their fantasy team.
Or worse yet, someone thinking they would be cute and say “I am putting Hamilton on the bench. I have a hunch he is going to have an 0 fer tonight.”
Where those two schmucks are, they lost a 5-5 performance with 4 runs scored, 4 homers and 8 runs batted in.
I don’t care what rules your league uses and what stats make up the points.
I am guessing you could use those numbers for one night.