Met fans… please don’t get too excited

Yes, I know the Mets just swept Philadelphia.

That’s always a cool thing.

I know the Mets are only 2 back and look like world beaters right now. I beg of you, Met fans… don’t get too excited.

Seriously, it isn’t going to end well.

And in fact I think the two nice runs the Mets went on this year will in the end hurt the team… because they NEED to make a big move like dealing Santana when his value is at its best, and they won’t do that when they think they are a contender!!

Just enjoy this fluke and don’t start making October plans…

UNLESS…

There was one factor in today’s game the team should take into account.

Once again my rocker friend Jaime Fallon was in attendance… and as I wrote before, when she shows up, the Mets win.

It hasn’t failed yet.

The Mets should just give her a season pass, and then get ready for October ball.

(Seriously, Jaime’s attendance is the only reason I can think of for the Mets good fortue.)

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Reasons for the Mets slump…

This afternoon in Cincinnati, Orlando Cabrera homered in the 10th inning to give the Reds an walk off victory against the Mets.

The Mets played a gritty game but in the end it was the Reds who were celebrating at home plate.

What the hell happened to the Mets?
When April ended they were the hottest team in baseball… stunning everyone with a 10-1 stretch to end the month… including a whuppin of the Phillies.

May arrived? They are 1-4… and if not for a 9th inning rally last night they would be winless.
And they’ve lost in all kinds of ways. Blow outs, letting up walk off homers and seeing their ace Santana implode of national TV.

My cousin Dave blames me for jinxing them when I credited my rocker friend Jaime Fallon
with cheering the Mets to victory.

Of course Jaime couldn’t make the trip to Philadelphia and Cincinnati, so maybe her lack of support could be the culprit.

Maybe it has to do with the fact that the Mets just aren’t very good.
I thought this was a 100 loss team going into the season… which means I expected them to win 62 times.

Maybe they are getting their wins out of the way now.

Either way, I still think it will be a long long year in Queens, no matter how hard Jaime cheers.

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The Only Logical Explanation For The Mets Winning Streak

To quote the great Slim Pickens in Blazing Saddles, “What in the wide wide world of sports is a going on here?”

The Mets are in first place?

AFTER Tax Day?

And you can’t just attribute it to them playing slumping teams like the Dodgers and the Braves.

The Mets beat the Phillies last night…and it wasn’t close… and they were in Philadelphia.

And guess what? With the Phillies loss, the 2 time defending NL Champs and 3 time defending division champs fell to third behind the Mets and Nationals! Is this the National League or the Bizarro League.

It doesn’t make any sense.

No player is being a dominant slugger.
The Nationals rocked Johan Santana.
They started the season 3-7.

I called the team a Car Wreck.
I compared the team to Two Girls One Cup.

And now they rattled off a 10-1 since the arrival of Ike Davis.

But is Ike Davis really the reason for such a turn around?

Is it Mike Pelfrey’s surprising season that sparked this team?

Was it the 20 inning marathon?

Nope, the explanation lies elsewhere.

Specifically the explanation lies with my friend Jaime Fallon.

A member of the rock band The Ex-Debutantes and creator of the site Mart Brooklyn.

My former colleague from The Daily Show has started frequenting CitiField and chanting The Mets Really Are The Amazin’s.

A simple chant.

Simple but effective.

She wasn’t chanting it before her first Mets game this year in Mid April.

And what has happened since she started?

The Mets have won 10 of 11 and went from being irrelevant to suddenly an exciting team.

My Met fan friends are filling up my e mail box. And wins against the Phillies are always worth stockpiling (did someone say 2007?)

And Jaime is the only explanation I can think of. Seriously, it isn’t the personnel. It isn’t the management.

I say it is because of Jaime.

So Met fans… Go to Mart Brooklyn.
Download some music.

The more you support Jaime, the better the Mets will do.

(Hey, that makes just as much sense as any other analysis I can do about the Mets!)

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