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Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Backwards Day for the Squawkers

It's as if Squawker Lisa started watching "Doctor Who" and I tuned in to "Dancing With the Stars." As if Lisa started quoting Monty Python, while I quoted Oprah. Lisa is rooting for the Yankees to lose, while I am rooting for the Yankees to win.

People complain that fantasy baseball causes fans to compromise their rooting interests. But look what the collapse of the Red Sox has done to the Squawkers!

Not that it's any fun being a Met fan pulling for the Red Sox these days, when Boston is making the Mets looks good. The Mets have only won five of their last 16. The Red Sox have only won five of their last 22.

And just when I'm putting the 2007 Mets collapse in the past, I get to be reminded of it every day.

Since I know all too well how these collapses turn out, it's not like I have any hope that the Red Sox will turn it around.

The one bright spot about the Red Sox completing their historic collapse is that it will be even worse than that of the 2007 Mets. So maybe every time a team falls apart, the Mets won't be one of the first teams mentioned.

Meanwhile, the Braves are on the verge of their own historic collapse, which would be great, except now I have to root for the Phillies, since they are playing Atlanta.

I'm still rooting for the Mets to finish on a positive note, but even Jose Reyes' pursuit of the Mets' first batting crown is tainted by the fact that these could be his last appearances in a Met uniform.

But when I was hoping for meaningful games in September, I didn't expect it would involve rooting for the Yankees and the Phillies.

2 comments:

Uncle Mike said...
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Uncle Mike said...

On Channel 7's Eyewitness News, they were talking about these last 3 games being the Twilight Zone.

Prediction for today's Met game: Reyes goes 0-for-his-first-2, then, needing 2 hits for the batting title, gets a hit, but pulls his hamstring rounding first, and can't get a 4th at-bat, and loses the batting title. Then Miguel Batista carries that other no-Met-has-ever-done-it, a no-hitter, into the bottom of the 9th, and walks a batter to blow the perfect game, and gives up a home run to lose, 2-1.

Afterward, there will be the awkward moment where Mr. Met goes out for dinner, asks for the bill, and the waiter says, "$19.86."