The Mets on the last day of the regular season
Sunday, September 30, 2007 by Dave Winer.
I tuned in the Mets game a few minutes late, and they're already down 5-0 in the top of the first. Ooops. It's now 7-0.
The Mets don't have to win to make it to the postseason, if the Phillies lose. If that happens, they'd be tied, and would play a tie-breaker, winner-take-all game (I think tomorrow).
When Mets fans get a sense of entitlement, they break your heart. The Yankess are the entitled ones. The Mets are hapless.
"The nightmare is over for the Mets," says the announcer at the end of the Marlins at-bat. No, it's not over until it's over. A big lesson in the philosophy of baseball.
In all my years following the Mets I don't think I've ever seen them win easily. For that matter, I don't think I've ever seen them lose easily either.
As the Mets score their first run of the day, I'm reminded of Tug McGraw, an early Mets philosopher, who said "Ya Gotta Believe." I believe this is one of those moments when believing might make a difference.
Final: Mets lost, Phillies won. No joy in mudville tonight. :-(