Since 12:01Â Thursday night, I’ve been maniac.Â I’m checking blogs, websites, listening to radio stations, calling up friends and listening to anybody with any information about the Mets.Â
AtÂ work, I found myself writing down possible line-ups and rotations.Â I was calling up otherÂ Met fans who, like me,Â were chopping at the bit for any action.Â
The one thing that we all have in common is the lack of excuses for not picking up free agents and making trades, there is plenty of that going around.Â I know it’s never too early to discuss things like this but this FridayÂ was more significant than most for Met fans and I didn’t realize it untilÂ I drove Â home from work.
This had been the first meaningful day of baseball for Met fans since June.Â
June.Â It’s hard to believe that the whole season went by without anything….anything except the Jeff Francoeur trade.Â
WeÂ endured bad games, heartache injuries, an empty stadium and evenÂ a nightmarish Â World Series to get to Friday.Â Â I will admit that I was a little more Â disappointed than usual when IÂ heard the Mets doing nothing yesterday except talking to some agents.Â I’m trying to keep a level head but IÂ admit thatÂ I’m overanxious.Â I can’t help it.
I know something will happen,Â I know these trades and free agent moves take time and God knows I don’t want the Mets to makeÂ a mistake because they want to grab theÂ back page for a day. Â I just would like theÂ Turkey to taste a little better on Thursday…orÂ at leastÂ know there is something to look forward to after theÂ New Year.Â Â
So before I begin to make my observations and commentsÂ on whatÂ theÂ Mets seem to be doing, forgive me if I seem overzealous for anyÂ move.
It’s been a long time since this team mattered in the scheme of baseball.