From the Department of the Painfully Obvious, the New York Mets have been eliminated  from postseason contention following their 5-2 loss to the Florida Marlins. Time of death: 9:38 PM EDT, but really, they’ve been done since Puerto Rico. Record before San Juan: 43-32. Record from San Juan on: 31-45.
Autumnal equinox is tomorrow night. Very windy right now here where I am. Very barren where the Mets are. Late summer has never felt later.