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Sunday, July 17, 2011

They Kicked Philly Ass - Now What?

They blew out Philly yesterday 11-2 in a laugher that kept them in the margins of the race and brought them to 7.5 out of the wildcard, and thus removed them from the Dead Team Roll Call for the time being. 

There were a lot of Philly fans at yesterday's game, which should come as no surprise.  There were busloads of people that came in.  There was one obnoxious Philly fan in particular in my section that was stomping and spitting on the giveaway Mets hat that I'm surprised wasn't thrown out of the stadium after he slapped a Mets hat off the head of another fan, which in turn sent the guy's glasses flying three rows down.  

These rivalry games are fun, but there are a lot of yo-yos in the stands. 

But on the bright side, I really liked the 25th Anniversary Hats.  They looked better in person than they did on the website.  Personally, I do think they may have looked a little better in grey (maybe just because the last two hat giveaways - the classic blue and the stars and stripes blue - were both blue hats), but it was a good giveaway hat and a keeper.

So where do the Mets go from here?  They're still relevant, which is all we can ask for.  I'm not expecting the playoffs.  I never have.  But they're entertaining and fun to watch.  Especially since you've got a bunch of scrappy guys who are giving it their all because they know they're fighting for their Major League lives.  I'll take young and scrappy and playing hard any day of the week as opposed to middling veterans who aren't going to improve.

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