Like most Mets fans, I picked a chosen hated team to “root for” in the World Series, but have still been left with a disappointed and depressed feeling in the pit of my stomach. All you need to do is take a glance at any Mets blog or on Twitter and you’ll find all types of Mets fans continually posting about their Mets-related depression.
But this morning I woke up, after a night in which “my” team lost game 1 of the World Series, feeling much more at east with our current predicament. The Mets haven’t played baseball in weeks; their 2009 season is over by far. So, why worry about them? Anything worth depressing yourself about the Mets is either in the past or in the future; there is no present. Omar can’t make any free agent signings or any big trades while baseball’s still being played, and the team can’t lose any more games for several months. There’s no reason to be distraught.
But it gets better. No matter what happens in the rest of the World Series, no matter who you chose to root for, even if it’s neither team – we all get to see a team we hate lose the championship! That’s a win-win situation if I ever saw one. And the Mets are so far out of the picture, we probably won’t even have to deal with crap from the winner’s fans like in 2008 with the Phillies and in 2000 with the Yankees.
For me personally, it got even better this morning when I got into work. A Yankees “fan” (I use that term loosely) blamed me for the Yankees’ loss last night, because I was rooting for them. I’m not sure if she thought that was going to bother me, but it just pumped me up more. My team didn’t even make the playoffs, and I’m gettin g some blame (read: credit) for a team I hate losing a World Series game!
So maybe it’s time to step back, look at the big picture, and realize that whatever’s about to happen to finish off the 2009 baseball season is out of our control. We might as well take advantage of the perks left in our grasp before the long offseason begins.