Okay there are two bittersweet games left to the Mets ’11 season and it is safe to say that there were some massive highs and deep lows. We all know that I predicted before the season started that the team would finish over .500. Okay so I was wrong, but even with that being said this was a more exciting, more relevant season than last year.
From the first loss of the season ( to the Marlins) to tomorrow’s coda with the Reds this team had fought through injury and the odds to keep themselves into the pennant race until mid August.
I have a quick question though – What do you think was the most memorably moment of the season ? Was it the Dillon Gee one hitter ? Was it seeing Chris Young dominating in his brief Mets career ? Could it have been one of Ike Davis’ moon shot homers ? Was it possibly when the Mets took 2-3 from the Yankees ? is it something else which I haven’t mentioned?
For me the most memorable moment from this season was Carlos Beltran’s final home run as a Met in Citi Field. I was at that game, sitting 3 sections away from where the ball landed in the Pepsi Porch. I felt a melancholy feeling overcome me like this was a loose end for which he was tying up. But for me it was a seminal point of the season. We saw some familiar faces that started the season with us gone before tomorrow’s final out.
Do you agree with my moment ? Do you disagree ? Let me know in the comments section.
And with that said…. HERE COMES THE INFAMY !!!!!
Mets alumni celebrating a birthday today includes:
Middle reliever from the ’87 season, Don Schulze is 49(1962). He appeared in 5 games for the Mets that season and finished with a record of 1-2 with a E.R.A OF 6.23. He would sign with the Twins as a free agent after the season ended.
Catcher/first baseman from ’01-’04, Jason Phillips is 35 (1976). Phillips would later be traded to the Los Angeles Dodgers for relief pitcher, Kaz Ishii.
Mo Vaughn will be signing autographs this weekend at the Waffle House in Peoria, Illinois this Saturday from 8 A.M to 8 P.M. Be sure to bring him a plate of waffles for payment. If you bring extra bacon he will personally will take a picture with you.