Where do we start? Where do we end (well, that is summed up - below .500).
Going into 2011, there were low expectations. Not only from this dyed-in-the-wool supporter of the orange and blue, but many others.
There were streaks. Some capped with a W. Many capped with an L.
A LOT of uncertainly. Let's use these 4 words; 2 names and 2 verbs. Wright. Reyes. Stay. Go. Use every permutation. And, as of the last day + one of the season ending, they are still influx.
I have to say I give Terry Collins a vote of confidence. He had a lot of junk to work with. This gives me a good segue - glad we got rid of Oliver Perez and KRod. Remember Ollie said he would NOT go to the minors? I was laughing the day I saw he was picked up by the NATIONALS and then sent to their farm team in Harrisburg, PA. Ever been to Harrisburg? I lived there for a year. Pure Hell. Just desserts ya got, Ollie.
Oh, and Reyes ending the season with a bunt single and taking himself out of the game to win the batting title. A bit strategic, yes. But if you get paid a ton of $ and have talent, the view here is to play that last game out. The true better player will prevail.
Where do we go from here? Well, in 5 minutes I am going to bed. Much like 24 (then 40) men did on the Mets roster.
Will I be back rooting next year? Hell yea. A Mets leopard doesn't change his spots.