I swear this isn't me.

Today I made my way over to neverbesocial’s blog and read his entry about the lackluster end to the Cub’s season–I know it’s and old one but I was sans computer for awhile so I’m still catching up–and I was wondering how come I am still interested in the playoffs this season.  This despite the fact that the Mets lost to the Marlins again on the last day of the season, once again killing their playoff hopes.  It was so much more than that though, they once again had a lead in September, and once again with 17 games left they floundered…badly.  But yet here I am interested in the season after a mere day or two of grumbling.  I still care about the playoffs, and still check on the team news daily–when I have a computer that is.

This has led me to the conclusion that after the disappointment of 2006–swing the fucking bat Carlos–and the crushing collapse of 2007, the Mets have officially broken my spirit, and although I remain a staunch fan, I have the short term memory and the delusions of a battered wife (hence the BWS or battered wife syndrome).  Sure it’s not like the Mets have ever been really good for an extended period of time, but these last 3 years–especially 2006 though–were supposed to be years where they dominated.  I mean the Braves are a shell of their former selves and yet the Mets still get smacked around by them.

This brings me to yet another conclusion and that is that it hurts way more when your team sucks when they are supposed to be good.  I’ve resigned myself to the fact that the Mets aren’t very good, and probably won’t be again for a few more years.  (At least I kicked ass in my fantasy league.  My team showed the heart and fight that the Mets are clearly missing, and I get to look forward to defending my title–again–next year.)

The Cubs, however, will probably be good again next year, and they might just make it over the hump and win it all.  If they do it will all be gravy, but if the same thing happens to them again next year then it will make three years in a row that the Cubs have underperformed.  If that happens then I think I will be able to embrace neverbesocial as a fellow member of the BWS club.  The Cubs are known as the lovable losers and that’s fine when they suck, but when they are supposed to win, well, that’s when the losses really, really hurt.  That’s basically what the last three years have felt like for me, and now begins the slow laborious process of rehab with my power animal–slide!

When the tears start flowing, that's when I make my move.

Just how I like them, sad & weepy.

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~ by Perpetual Memory Loss on October 14, 2008.

5 Responses to “BWS”

  1. Freakin Cubs. I’m still pissed off about that shit. I’ll be over it though as soon as the off season action starts taking place. But, Dude, I remember watching the Mets with you when they lost to the Cards in 2006. When they lost and we went out to go have beers afterwards it felt like someone died in your family. It was sad and nobody really started talking until we had a few shots in us.I don’t think we even talked about the Mets or baseball at all. LisKid puked though, that was funny.

    So the moral of the story is that we found out you like your women sad, weepy and dark, hahaha.

  2. Yeh dude that night was rough, and 2007 was really rough, but this year not so much. That’s why I think they have beaten down my spirit haha. Liskid is always puking, it seems like every time we go somewhere and drink he pukes.

  3. i remember when neverbesocial puked all over a bar hahaha! i just tend to fall asleep or wanna fight golden gloves winners haha but the kap always had my back

  4. I’m surprised the LisKid hasn’t puked up a post on this particular entry 🙂

  5. That’s true I was expecting some sort of defense, from him, of his puking all over the floor of Moose’s.

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