Friday, May 27, 2011

The Disappearing Optimism

Just a week ago Mets fans were excited.  The Mets were about to start the Subway Series against the Yankees and they even had the opportunity to reach .500 against the crosstown rivals.  For a day, that optimism proved true when the Mets won the first game of the series and evened their win-loss record.  After that day a week ago, everything began to fall apart.

At one point, David Wright and Ike Davis looked like they would quickly bounce back from their injuries and be able to return soon after they ending.  Then David went for yet another opinion on his back and Ike had to stop baseball activities.  Before this week the Mets bullpen went through a stretch when they were getting every out.  Now they can't seem to get anybody out.  Justin Turner's RBI streak came to an end and Willie Harris found himself in a game at third base.  Fred Wilpon lost any respect the Mets fanbase had for him.  And, oh yeah, the already-beleaguered Mets starting rotation lost R.A. Dickey to a heel injury.

Alas, all hope is not lost.  The Wilpons finally found somebody to buy part of the team.  Angel Pagan is on his way back.  David Wright, although he saw another specialist, is still optimistic about his return.  And ticket prices for the rest of the season shouldn't be too expensive - which is good for the fans even if it isn't the best for the organization. 

So grab some popcorn, pull up a chair and enjoy.  The rest of the season should be a fun show.

Let's Go Mets!

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