Dickens starts out "A Tale of Two Cities" with the line: "It was the best of times, it was the worst of times."
Funny how over a century later, this can be applied to two Mets pitchers. The Best (Santana) of Pitchers and the Worst (Oliver Perez). The uncommon ground is both lost to the worst team on paper - and theoretically, on the field, to the lowly Nationals.
A few bad breaks, but no excuses. The line drive with the bases loaded on Friday night and the Willingham Granny HR didn't help much.
Yeah, we can get sour after this - as a colleague called - a True Litmus Test. I think many of us are starting to turn purple.
See, Omar, you should have been more active in getting "A" quality players in the winter. Now, the Boys of Spring and Summer in Queens are on the path to playing like the boys of the ice age.
Dickens also wrote Great Expectations...which I have.