Finally, some good news: odds are that the Mets will win on Opening Day. They have the longest active winning streak on Opening Day (5) and own the MLB record with 11 straight Opening Day victories (1970-1981). Also, since 1970, have won 32 of 41 Opening Day contests (after starting their history 0-8 in season openers).
Info courtesy of ESPN’s SweetSpot blog.
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Joe Janish began MetsToday in 2005 to provide the unique perspective of a high-level player and coach -- he earned NCAA D-1 All-American honors as a catcher and coached several players who went on to play pro ball. As a result his posts often include mechanical evaluations, scout-like analysis, and opinions that go beyond the numbers.