Baseball players are superstitious and I guess so are baseball fans. Last two times I wore my Mets sweatshirt they won, so I’m wearing it again for the decisive Game 5. If there is karma, they should win because that Utley play was horrible and affected the outcome of the game. So here’s me from this morning with my lucky sweatshirt.
And for good measure, a real Throwback Thursday. This is a picture of my daughter and I at Shea Stadium for a 2007 division playoff game against the Cardinals. Actually, it was a rained out game and we sat in the stadium, getting wet, until they decided not to play. We had a fun time and returned a day or so later only to watch our beloved Mets lose to the Cardinals. Hoping today’s outcome is way different.
Wow, dare I believe? The Mets swept the Nationals and are now in a tie for first place. As much as I thought this was possible, having it be a reality is . . . Well, I’m a Mets fan. We are diehard optimists up until that very last day of the season. I even think that this year we’ll see some playoff action and who knows what else. Dare I dream of a World Series spot? You bet I will!
Part of the reason for that is a stable of talented young arms, including Jacob deGrom who pitched an amazing inning at the All Star Game, throwing only 10 pitches to retire the side. Wow. An All-Star record by they way. Not to mention that he was the National League Rookie of the Year last year!
[[File:Jacob deGrom, New York Mets Spring training, March 7, 2014 (13023488203).jpg|thumb|Jacob deGrom, New York Mets Spring training, March 7, 2014 (13023488203) – By slgckgc (Jacob deGrom) [CC BY 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons]]