Things I Don’t Like to Think About
1. The Mets having to play the Yankees the third game of a Subway Series of which the Mets have already lost the first two-thirds at home.
2. The wait on MRI results for key Mets players who left their most recent game experiencing “tightness” in an essential segment of their physicality.
3. The prospect of the Mets being without their — or anybody else’s — best player for any meaningful passage of time.
So, if you don’t mind, I’d rather not detract from a lovely holiday weekend any more than it’s already been detracted from by thinking too deeply about any of the following:
• the Mets on the precipice of being swept by particularly unwelcome visitors at Citi Field;
• what another in an endless round of Metropolitan medical tests might show;
• a lineup that doesn’t start with Jose Reyes at its top.
Then again, it’s not like I’m not going to think about it. So I’ll think this much about it:
Mets: Don’t get swept.
MRI: Don’t show anything unusual.
Jose: Don’t be gone any longer than it takes for you to say, “Y’know what, it was just a little tight…I’m fine.”
More importantly, be fine. Even seven innings without you Saturday was seven too many. I don’t want to think about what much more beyond that will feel like.
Worse than a tight left hamstring, I imagine.
The above message was brought to you by the New York Mets Unpleasant Topic Avoidance Committee. Thank you.