Oh Yeah!!!

Oh Yeah!!

102 games into the season, and the Mets, seemingly out of nowhere, are back in sole possession of first place.  It wasn’t but a month ago, that many of us Mets fans were starting to think about next year.  The Mets were 7.5 games out of first and look D-E-D, dead.  Then somehow, someway the Mets pitchers started to pitch, Delgado found a fountain of youth and got his stroke back, and the Mets cruised into the All-Star break with a 9 game win streak–which they extended to 10 after the break.  Best of all the Mets are 9-4 against the Phillies this year.  After getting their clocks cleaned by the Phillies all last year (amid accusations of the Phils stealing signs.  The Mets now change their signs for all the Phillies series’) the Mets this year own the Phils, and are one win away from taking the season series.  Of course if Wagner hadn’t had been a little girly man on Tuesday it would have been a sweep, and the Mets would be 2 games up, but I’ll still take the 2 out of 3.

I realize that this jaunt in first might not last long, and more than likely the Mets and Phils will be jockeying for position throughout the remaining 60 games, but it does feel good.  This year has been a real test for the Mets.  They have had to go through some major adversity, and they have come through it all better and tougher.  These aren’t last years mutts, these guys are playing with a new intensity and purpose, and as a fan it is a hell of a lot of fun to watch.  Big week coming up as the Mets play the Cards, Marlins, and then the Astros; and the Phillies play the Braves, Nationals, and then the Cards; and the Marlins play the Cubs, Mets, and then the Rockies.  It will be interesting to see what the division looks like on August 4th.

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~ by Perpetual Memory Loss on July 24, 2008.

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