After losing their first eight Opening Days from 1962 to 1969, the Mets finally got their first W on the season’s first day in 1970, when they beat the Pirates, 5-3, in 11 innings. From that day forward, they’re 31-9 on Opening Day following today’s game in Cincinnati, and that .775 winning percentage is baseball’s
Am I surprised at the Mets’ 2-0 series lead? Not really. I am, however, suprised at just about every other outcome in the Division Series so far. The one series at 1-1 was Tigers-Yankees? Wow. Oakland owned the Metrodome, then completed the sweep? Woah. San Diego dropped two at home, proving that St. Louis is
So Pedro is back and the Mets are in good shape. What a nice, comforting win last night. So long as the Mets can take two out of three this series — and continue to win two out of three more often than they lose that ratio — I’ll relax more and more each day.
The Mets seem to be on a reunion tour, or a You Can Go Home Again tour. Bon Jovi could sponsor it. First, it was Carlos Delgado in Toronto, where he went 3-for-11 with two runs, a double and an RBI in the Mets’ three-game series at the Rogers Centre. Now it’s on to Boston,
Today’s games should count more than yesterday’s, if you ask me. Oh, there are no major-league games today? My point exactly. Driving into work this morning, a caller and the host made a point on WFAN about the idiocy known as “This One Counts.” (I won’t drop this until Major League Baseball does.) No matter