Friday, June 16, 2006

I've Got the Fever!

On June 14 of various years past I've just learned, the Mets made possibly their worst trade ever but also one of their best. In 1977 they traded away Tom Seaver, aka The Franchise (didja think I was going to mention the Kazmir for Zambrano deal? let's not even talk about that). In 1983 they traded for my favorite Met of all time (for the time being), Keith "The Mex" Hernandez, which really kicked off my love affair for this team.

It's with a lot of nervous energy that I'm beginning to get really excited about this team. I mean of Mets teams past, the 1999 crew was super special, but this group of Jose Reyes, David Wright, Pedro Martinez, Julio Franco, Xavier Nady and Duaner Sanchez is way more lovable than Rey Ordonez, Al Leiter, Todd Pratt, Daryl Hamilton and John Franco. The only toss-up is between Wright and Robin Ventura who roamed the hot corner for the Mets that season. Ventura in his short tenure as a Met quickly established himself as one of my favorite players ever with his on-and-off field shenanigans and commentary. Still, as I was checking the updates on Game Cast during the ninth inning of yesterday's game, my stomach was in knots. It's a game on June 15 for crissake's and I had to walk away from my computer. But that's all part of being a Met fan. Nothing good comes easy or often and so that's when something good happens, it's all the more sweeter.

p.s. I have World Cup Fever too, but if Korea can make it to the second round, then I'll bust out my Be The Reds shirt.



Blogger Listmaker said...

yesterday must have been your dream day.

June 19, 2006 11:33 AM  

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