I had a dream last night. A dream that today was a cold and blustery day. A day where I would inevitably get up and put on layers and wonder why, of all days, I was going "today."
I should have gone, but I didn't. I should have gone to Closing Day, but Mr. E couldn't go and it was tough this year, you know, to say goodbye to the "community" when I hadn't seen anyone of my community mostly all year. The old Section 14 crew was spread out around the new stadium. Section 22 had disbanded years ago. Section 10 I don't believe re-upped their season to get a mini-plan ("Saturday plans").
So it was easier to stay home. And I wish I hadn't. It was easier without my partner-in-crime, who had said after the Castillo game in the House of Evil wasn't "going to another FUCKIN' game again." Well, he stayed true to his word. I did, but I was barely there in spirit. It usually consisted of me drinking a lot.
But if there were a game, or a series to attend, it was this one. There was heart, there was passion, and heck, it even looked like the team had FUN. All I wanted that they went out with a bang and not a whimper. Greg, you got your wish. It's a 70-win season.
And the fans. Sigh, the fans. The fans that I have made my friends and family over the years showed up one last time to send off our boys into the winter.
I'll be attending my first hockey game next week. And then I guess in about a month, we'll shut down the Grand Dame of the Games to be played till early spring. Then we'll start our countdowns again.
This may have been a lost season. And we've been lost, I think, as a fan base, getting used to a new home and subsequently new players.
I know most of us have been disappointed by the circle of events that have occurred. It was tough for most of us to go to games. We did, and I was so proud of the fans for standing up and cheering. At last, we got the series we wanted from them. (to think what might have been if we saw them sweep the last three years' home series)
I seem to have forgotten that was why I became a fan in the first place. Sure, the uniform helps. But it's the fans that have kept me coming back for more.
Let's go Mets. And Lets go Mets fans. How many days till P's and C's?
My annual Roll Call posting will be up this week!