First: I’m always right. Metsblow knows. Metsblowers know me and know I’m always right. What specifically am I referring to? In the preseason, I said that YOU SHOULD NEVER COUNT THE YANKEES OUT. Never. Ever. Because they have money. Their version of Moneyball is to spend money to play better ball. It works every time. They will always be good. Maybe only playoffs good 14/15 of the time, but they’re always formidable. Not to mention, with their bandbox of a stadium, they can always hit late-inning dingers and turn any perceived blowout into a game. Never count the Yankees out. Mets fans should know better.
Second: I’m always right. About what this time? In the preseason, I said that A-Roid would be one of the best players on the team, and would be dangerous at the plate. This was again 100% accurate. He’s healthy now. He’s juicing again. Both big things. I applaud him. He’s not lying about it anymore, which I also appreciate. A lot of his success is due to Jeter finally being removed. Jeter is an egomaniac and cast a shadow on ARod from the moment ARod came to the Bronx. Jeter was jealous that Alex was a much, MUCH better baseball player. Yes, Jeter is Captain Clutch and I respect that. But Jeter was also a bad, BAD fielder. Mediocre at best when he won a gold glove in ’04, and had a NEGATIVE impact on the team when he won several of his other gold gloves. Horrendous popularity contest voting. Jeter hated ARod, and he hurt the entire team in the process. They got 1 ring together, but could’ve had more. ARod had to move to 3rd since, despite being the much better SS, Jeter had nowhere else to go (because he can’t play anywhere) except DH and was too much of an egomaniac to move.
Third: Be careful of Pineda and CC. They can pitch. CC may be past his prime, but one could say the same about A-Roid or Beltran, and they’re still threats. Never count them out. We don’t hit as well as the Yankees (I hope Grandy is licking his chops to hit to their right field fence again!) and could be looking at 1-0 and 2-0 losses, as we always are. deGrom and Limpfoot Harvey need to be in top form, because they’ve got big name matchups.
Fourth: This is great for the young players. As the NBA playoffs are currently proving, and as the playoffs in any sport ALWAYS prove, experience is everything. You can’t get World Series experience until you’re actually there (as Timo “Deer In Headlights” Perez and the rest of the 2000 Mets showed in the Subway World Series), and you can’t even get playoff experience until you’re actually there, but BIG GAME experience matters. And these are big games. Mets fans rocking the place at Shittifield is important, and now we’ll get some big game experience on the road. I hope our young guys are up to the challenge now, but either way, with guidance from TC and D-Wright, they will learn from this.
Finally: Metsblog is so douchey. They’re already talking about how this streak means we’re basically guaranteed to make the playoffs. They’re such fucking shills. We only need NOT to pull a Mets and we’re guaranteed to make the playoffs so buy merch now and buy tickets now if you’re a real fan 😀 ugh fuck them.