Welcome to Flashback Friday: I Saw The Decade End, a milestone-anniversary salute to the New York Mets of 1969, 1979, 1989 and 1999. Each week, we immerse ourselves in or at least touch upon something that transpired within the Metsian realm 40, 30, 20 or 10 years ago. Amazin’ or not, here it comes.
Whatever comes [...]
When the Mets begin decorating their new house in earnest, the first order of business is to mark the franchise as proud participants in all seven of their postseasons, just as was done across the lot at Shea Stadium. The flags are already up for the World Champions and the National League Champions. The rest [...]
There is doubt. There is no benefit. You lost the benefit of the doubt when you blew a large first-place lead one September and a large enough first-place lead the next September while neither time leaving yourselves any slack to salvage a Wild Card. If you couldn't generate your own slack, we don't need to [...]