Welcome to 2001 Mets Lifers. You remember '01. We entered the season with high hopes as we just came off a disappointing performance in the World Series. Pretty much the same guys were back in the lineup. Hopes were high.
And then we started playing games. Yeah 2001 was the year we started to fall out of baseball existence. Careful folks. We might be doing it again.
2001 was the year the Mets finally got their act together in August/September and tried to make the playoffs only to fall a few games short. 2008 looks like the same kind of season.
I can't even comment on yesterday's games, but I got the sense that this team was going to do what almost every Mets team eventually does: tease you with the potential of winning.
The 2001 Mets did that. They got on a role won something like 11 games in a row only to crush your dreams in the final weeks of the season.
Prepare yourself Mets Lifers, the 2008 Mets are primed to do just that. The Mets will play .500 baseball up until August 1st and find themselves 5 or 6 games out of first. Then they'll win something ridiculous like 18 of their next 22 games. But eventually the gas will run out and we'll be left on the outside looking in.
That's what I'm expecting from the 2008 Mets. I so hope I'm wrong.