It's been ages since I sat down, opened this web site and started writing about my favorite baseball team.
The last few years, I didn't have much to be jazzed about the happenings in the Flushing Zip Code, and, quite frankly, 2014 was the first time I did not go to one Mets game. At. All. Yeah, it surprised me too. Probably the first break in action since the previous millenium. Remaining a true fan, I watched at least one inning of every game since 2006, with a few exceptions due to travel.
I bleed blue and orange. Always have. Always will.
Well, I like what I see with our Metropolitans. And, yes, there is renewed hope. Harvey looks like he's coming back, and will have a heck of a lot more strength and oomph than the Harvey that Ralph Kramden had to face. DeGrom was a complete and pleasant surprise and watching him in spring training, it was good enough to realize he is the real deal. That nice ROY trophy will be a springboard to better things.
Down on the farm, the prospects appear to be good, and with a few additions, like Michael Cuddyer, the long term signing of Lagares and a rejuvenation for David Wright, there is a lot of hope.
Oh, and a victory on Opening Day against the onpapertoughWashingtonNationals.
Here's hoping the 2015 will replicate 1986.
Hoping for a Harbinger!