I know yesterday was horrible. A catastrophe. And the night before was a tad less worse -because though the Mets actually won, it was a game they should have easily won but did not. But think about the ekers they've won this year. They all seem like - well, at least they won. The rest of the team just looked asleep at the wheel. Believe me, I rant about it here. (I was mean, but deal with it) - and well, Billy Wagner also said his peace too. Notice I have not put Billy on my BP list yet. I think he may just be my new favorite Met.
But my point being, it's May 1 today. We go on the road to face a red-hot Diamondbacks team. Then on to L.A., who were having troubles of their own but have been on a good streak lately.
Open this here link to see what I saw this morning: Save Arizona, the Cubs and the Angels, the rest of the teams everywhere else are not faring all that well either. I mean, they have OK standings. But Florida Marlins are in first place. FIRST PLACE. They just lost five straight. Nuff said. That bloom is off the rose.
Take a look at the Yankees. They are not at .500, and their star 2007 MVP is out on the DL and their young "future ace" pitcher is also out.
On the Braves, Smotlzie is out and talking about moving back to the bullpen. Glavine is also out for the first time ever in his long distinguished career on the DL. Not to mention Mike Hampton's woes. Chipper Jones is out every other day it seems. These Braves are not the 1990s Braves.
Even the Phils, who were gift-wrapped the NL East by a flailing Mets team, didn't make it out of the playoffs with one win and are also going through their own issues.
The Nats Cordero? Also out. For a month.
My point being - look, as Mets fans, we are restless. The sky is falling. And I acknowledge they have not been better than a .500 team since last June, I do say this.
Maybe .500 is all they need to be a good team in the East.
Not to mention that we don't hear this kind of clamoring from other teams who are far worse off than we are. I mean, Alou is due back this week. Schneider may need a few more days off, but he should be back to be Pelfrey's personal catcher (That kills me. It does). BTW, I need more answers on how he got a staph infection?
Yes I know they've played .500 ball since last year. Yes I remember the collapse.
But we are not doing them any favors by bringing it up every chance we get.
I think the worst part of the collapse is that we fans are making it a hell of a lot worse.
Who knows - maybe they will kick ass on the road to show us fans.
Then they come home and suck, ha ha. Somebody has to step up and be like - these fans hate us and rightfully so. We need to come back and throw it in their faces that we are good.
I'm going to wait till May 31, personally, for my take on the team. Until then, you won't hear any sky-is-falling comments from me. Although you will see my Big Pussy columns once a week.