The local football teams played Sunday night, marking the beginning of the end of baseball. With the Mets eliminated from the NL East and almost eliminated from the Wild Card race, Mets related traffic and discussion has slowed to a crawl outside of the die-hard in Metsopotamia.
But we’re going to miss them when they’re gone. The New York Mets now have as many games remaining as the New York Giants; another sign of the end. Time is ticking down, the Mets are playing poor, sloppy and uninspired baseball and even Reyes isn’t hitting like he was for most of the rest of the season.
As much as it’s not much fun to watch lately, I’m going to watch. You never know when something crazy will happen, and this team probably still has a couple of fun wins in them. I’m going out to Citi Field tonight for Star Wars night, which should be interesting at least.
Much thanks to the Mets for including Optimistic Mets Fan in the final issue of Mets Magazine. It’s very cool to see this blog in the Mets program. If you happen to buy the final issue of the season, flip over to page 153 and check it out. Then turn to page 154 for Faith and Fear in Flushing‘s entry. I love that there is a Spanish translation as well, although anyone that needs it isn’t going to find the site too readable. Maybe I need a ‘translate to Spanish’ widget for Fanáticos Optimista de los Mets?