One Game Makes a Season
My good friend and MetsToday reader Dennis — who has been watching the Mets at Shea since the 1960s — made a fitting comment back in June about today’s Mets fan (and the media coverage), in contrast to the “old days”:
It’s as if an entire season is played in one game
In other words, we as Mets fans treat nearly every single game as if it were an entire season — we are ecstatic after every win, crushed after every loss. Further, we analyze nearly every pitch of the game with a sharp, critical eye — then blog about it for the next 24 hours — because we react as though the success of the entire 162-season depends on that one contest.
How many of us were “on the ledge” when the Mets began the season 2-4, mired in last place, after the initial six contests? How many of us wrote off the season in mid-June, both prior to and after Willie Randolph’s dismissal?
Ironically, today Dennis’ description rings only too true: the Mets are playing an entire season in one game — their fate DOES in fact depend on the outcome of one, single game.
Let’s go Mets!