I find it somewhat poetic that as the Mets threw the last pitch of their 2011 season I was arriving at JFK to board a flight to Las Vegas to gamble and drink the sorrows of the season away. Last year I got married within a week of the end of the season and went on my honeymoon shortly after. When I got back to paying attention to the Mets Omar and Jerry were gone and the Phillies and Yankees had been eliminated from the playoffs.
I’ll still be posting some, mostly scheduled stuff, but here’s what I want to happen while I’m gone. The Phillies and Yankees are bounced in the first round and I can enjoy the rest of the playoffs when I get back from vacation. Dan Warthen has been let go, in favor of someone that’s going to be better. The Mets have worked out a deal with Jose Reyes, and he’ll remain a Met for a long time. Johan Santana has pitched some in winter ball and has no set backs.
This probably all won’t come to be, but one can dream. After I’m in Vegas I’ll be in San Diego for a couple of days. It’ll be my third trip to that city and I have yet to see a game at Petco Park. I’ve toured it though, and it’s a great place. Look for randomly tweeted pictures from around Petco next week during the day. I’ll return the following weekend for a bachelor party, a wedding, and my own anniversary before diving back into baseball. It’s going to be an interesting offseason for the New York Mets this year.