FIRE ISLAND, NY – Early September, back in ’17… Oh wait, that’s now. Anyway, a happy last weekend of the summer and a tip of the hat to the spine of middle class of ‘Merica!….Happy Labor Day!
Feeling balanced as a Met fan after this weekend. In spite of the 40-man roster call up, I am now convinced we will not make the playoffs this year. Not an easy concept to accept, after we made back-to-back playoffs for the first time in our history.
Watching this year’s MLB squad from Flushing has been less than advertised. I have been a fan for over 40 years and this has been a “deja vu” feeling to when the rug got pulled out from underneath me… in this circumstance, pivot to my most influential moment as a child and relive the worst moment as a Met fan…….when the NY Metropolitans traded the most important cog in the wheel… George Thomas Seaver for what is perceived as “the future; “seven players from the powerhouse Cincinnati Reds…. but only less than Jesus Christ himself would have sufficed.
It comes down to loyalty and patience.
For all of the contemplation the past season, we all know that the future is NOW.
Terry Collins, for all of his outward flaws, is the most credible manager since Gil Hodges….he sincerely cares about this players AND the franchise….and his players know it. When Syndegaard, Harvey, Cespedes and the balance of the roster have experienced a downward trend, he has taken the high road and chose to support the players available and ignored the negative… courage and leadership skills should be celebrated along with success on the field.
Onward Christian Soldiers, and we will be ready for 2018.