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Between-Games Blackboard Assignment

I will not read too much into this afternoon’s Mets’ 11-0 thrashing of the Nationals.
I will not read too much into Jenrry Mejia’s stunning seven shutout innings.
I will not read too much into Juan Lagares’s Cesar Cedeño impression.
I will not read too much into Daniel Murphy demonstrating enough clout in Washington to end sequestration.
I will not read too much into Ike Davis hitting a ball over a fence fair.
I will not read too much into the Mets now having fewer losses than the Nationals.
I will not read too much into the Mets making a serious move on second place.
I will not read too much into the Mets continuing to hold the division’s best record since mid-June.
I will not read too much into the parallels between the first-place Braves losing Tim Hudson to a terrible injury in a win over the Mets in the summer of 2013 and the first-place Cardinals losing Bob Gibson to a terrible injury in a win over the Mets in the summer of 1973.
I will not read too much into 2013 being the 40th anniversary of 1973.
I will not read too much into Matt Harvey starting the nightcap.

I will not read too much into this afternoon’s Mets’ 11-0 thrashing of the Nationals.
I will not read too much into Jenrry Mejia’s stunning seven shutout innings.
I will not read too much into Juan Lagares’s Cesar Cedeño impression.
I will not read too much into Daniel Murphy demonstrating enough clout in Washington to end sequestration.
I will not read too much into Ike Davis hitting a ball over a fence fair.
I will not read too much into the Mets having fewer losses than the Nationals.
I will not read too much into the Mets making a serious move on second place.
I will not read too much into the Mets continuing to hold the division’s best record since mid-June.
I will not read too much into the parallels between the first-place Braves losing Tim Hudson to a terrible injury in a win over the Mets in the summer of 2013 and the first-place Cardinals losing Bob Gibson to a terrible injury in a win over the Mets in the summer of 1973.
I will not read too much into 2013 being the 40th anniversary of 1973.
I will not read too much into Matt Harvey starting the nightcap.

I will not read too much into this afternoon’s Mets’ 11-0 thrashing of the Nationals.
I will not read too much into Jenrry Mejia’s stunning seven shutout innings.
I will not read too much into Juan Lagares’s Cesar Cedeño impression.
I will not read too much into Daniel Murphy demonstrating enough clout in Washington to end sequestration.
I will not read too much into Ike Davis hitting a ball over a fence fair.
I will not read too much into the Mets having fewer losses than the Nationals.
I will not read too much into the Mets making a serious move on second place.
I will not read too much into the Mets continuing to hold the division’s best record since mid-June.
I will not read too much into the parallels between the first-place Braves losing Tim Hudson to a terrible injury in a win over the Mets in the summer of 2013 and the first-place Cardinals losing Bob Gibson to a terrible injury in a win over the Mets in the summer of 1973.
I will not read too much into 2013 being the 40th anniversary of 1973.
I will not read too much into Matt Harvey starting the nightcap.

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12 comments to Between-Games Blackboard Assignment

  • Ljcmets

    Greg,
    Go ahead….read too much into it. Let your imaginiation run wild. It’s part of being a Mets fan. Besides, one of these days we’re going to be right. YGB!

  • I wonder if the rest of the division is writing “I will not get in the way of the Mets on their way to a division title” on their blackboards. The way the team has been playing over the past six weeks, this is one class I don’t want to leave when the final bell rings.

  • dmg

    i am withholding my enthusiam until after the nightcap. THEN look out!

  • Ljcmets

    Aargh… Game not televised in Albany. Harvey starts are not to be wasted. It’s bad enough no free radio coverage, but why exactly am I paying TWC for a digital package? Oh well, listening through AtBat on internet….

  • Ljcmets

    Oh we usually get the PIX games here…but local affiliate picked up the Yankees on Channel 9 instead :(.That’s a longtime phenomenon.

    Wha’s really disappointing is no local radio station is broadcasting the Mets…the longtime affiliate switched to Red Sox last year and no one else picked them up. I guess I get it from a business sense…the Yankees are king upstate even more so than in the City…but the Sox? Really? True, Albany is just as close to Boston as NYC, but I can count on one hand the number of Red Sox fans I know here (as opposed to, say, the Patriots, who are very popular). The local Sox deal is at least through next year, I thnk, and there may be options beyond that.
    I find it very disorienting to not have the Mets on free radio. Before we got cable and Channel 9, when I was a child, we might see the Mets on TV once a week or twice at the most (NBC Game of the Week on Saturday afternoon and possibly Sundays on a local affiliate’s picking up Channel 9). But there was always radio, with Lindsey, Ralph and Bob and later with Bob with others right through Howie and Gary and beyond. I used to fall asleep to Mets games on a clock radio timer, and whenever anyone in our family would get into a car in the summertime, we’d automatically tune into the Mets game. Now I have to search for satellite radio coverage or hope I’m within range of an internet connection to pick up Howie and Josh. I’m afraid there will be fewer and fewer Mets fans up here as more and more kids only have the Yankees (and the Sox, I guess) to listen to.

  • Ljcmets

    On second thought, I’m glad I didn’t see that on TV….internet radio was bad enough.

  • Latroy Hawkins=1973 Hennigan

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  • open the gates

    In retrospect, given the events of the last 48 hours.a wise assignment indeed. Alas.

    Although wouldn’t it be nice if Mejia manages to survive the Mets’ repeated attempts to screw up his career?