Monday, September 15, 2003

Games 139-148 - Mets, or The Wheel Has Fallen Off the Unicycle

Phillies 6, Mets 5
Phillies 1, Mets 0
Phillies 8, Mets 6
Phillies 5, Mets 4
Marlins 5, Mets 0
Marlins 3, Mets 1
Marlins 7, Mets 3
Expos 7, Mets 4
Mets 5, Expos 4
Expos 7, Mets 3
Record: 63-85

Wow. I head off to the beach for a week and the steps in the right direction go completely awry. I drop four cases of beer to my Phillie-lovin' friend, the Marlins get just as much wild card help off the Mets, and Vlad Guerrero hits for the cycle. Upon reflection, there weren't any blowouts (even the 5-0 game was 1-0 into the 9th inning), just a whole lot of close losses. Either way, it's a bad, bad stretch.

At this point, I'm ready to put this bad season to bed and start thinking about 2004. Coincidentally, the beginning of this 10-game debacle fell on the NFL's Opening Night, one which I was able to witness from the upper tier of the stadium as the Redskins won a great game. This opener is perhaps diametrically opposed to the drubbing the Mets endured at the hands on the Cubs way back . . . at the bottom of this page.

Just a couple of weeks left in the Mets season. Not much ball left, and they're so off-target that you can't quite tell what they were really aiming at in the first place.

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