Today is a bittersweet day to say the least. Yes this Mets season has gone from a pleasant surprise to irrelevance quicker than Mo Vaughn can down 5 entire Two Boots Pizza pies with the works, but still I have to admit that I enjoy myself whenever I am at the Citi Morgue ( oops I meant field). I saw some great games there this season, from Johan Santana’s triumphant win on Opening Day this season which resulted in his first win after 2 years from shoulder surgery, to many dominating performances by R.A Dickey. I saw clutch hits by the newly coronated Mets all time hit leader, David Wright as well as the late season power surge by Ike Davis. I saw Jonathan Niese mature into the reliable starting pitcher that he was projected to be, and I am fortunate to have been witness to Matt Harvey’s last start against the Phillies last week in with the exception of a lead off homer he was just unhittable.
But I also saw some sloppy ball as well. I was there for Miguel Batista’s final appearance as a Met as well a host of other games that would make any optimistic Mets fans want to wear a paper bag on his head.
But here I am heading to Citi Morgue ( err Field) hoping to see R.A. Dickey sew up his 20th win of the season as well as his candidacy for the CY Young Award.
I will make my rounds through the stadium, meet up with friends at the Shea Bridge and root hard for my team while hoping against hope that the right changes can be made so that next season can end up successful.
And with that said… HERE COMES THE INFAMY !!!!
Mets alumni celebrating a birthday today includes:
Starting pitcher from the ’87 season, Don Schulze is 50 (1962).
Reserve first baseman/ catcher from ’01-’04, Jason Phillips (1976) is 36.
Middle reliever from this season, Jon Rauch is 34 (1978). I know that he had a few shaky moments for the Mets, but I would like to see him back in the Mets bullpen next season.
Mo Vaughn wants his MAYPO !!!