Up and down, up and down, the Mets have made even the most faithful fans seasick over the last three years. This year is no different (except maybe that Shea has been replaced with a beautiful new ballpark). Consistency has eluded the now beat up and oft-injured team. When multiple second and third string players and pitchers all get hurt at once you can many times kiss a season good bye...but not these Mets. They fight every game. They make Luis Castillo mistakes sporadically missing bases and dropping balls and losing games by the most unimaginable circumstances, but they have that elusive "never say die attitude" that was with Bobby Valentine's Mets in the late 1990's and was with (the current W.B.C. manager for the American team) Davey Johnson's Mets in the mid 1980's. This fight was not with Willie Randolph's Mets after the Cardinal's ruined their World Series bid prematurely in 2006. Jerry Manuel has it back and he has the Mets playing as the most aggressive team in baseball...because they have to. They are way too undermanned to do anything but go all out, balls-to-the-wall every outing. They have no business being just a couple of games back of the Phillies and I am begging Omar Minaya to please get us a bat and maybe a starter (to put down Tim Redding like a horse with a broken leg, like he deserves). Despite the cheap homerun derby for the Yankees, the Nationals have just won their series with them at the new Yankee Stadium and the Phillies have just been swept. It could be our time! I have certainly said and felt it before, but the miracle Metsies, as Keith Hernandez would say, won't go down quietly in the year they should have no chance. Let them get healthier (healthy, I think is too much to ask), get a bat, get a lead, and let the best closer in baseball shut down the opposition now until November!!
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