Thursday, March 31, 2011

Opening Day

The air is fresh, the grass is green and the hope is eternal!

Opening Day, Baseball 2011 is finally here.  Although the Mets don't officially open their season until tomorrow evening (7PM vs Florida.  Pelfrey vs Johnson.  SNY/WFAN), there is a newness in the air and anticipation in the nerves.

I know that most people believe the Mets have nothing to play for this season, that next season may be a season in which they can contend again, but forget those people, forget those negative thoughts.  The phrase "hope springs eternal" can never be more true.  The Mets have health, veterans, youngsters and the potential for some solid pitching, as well as a new manager.  All of those things can and should provide a fresh outlook and a glimmer of hope.

I'm not crazy, I'm not expecting the Mets to run away with the division this season. But I'm also dead serious with not expecting this team to finish 25 games under .500 and in last place.  I am very confident that this group of 25 men will be able to stay competitive and contend for the Wild Card come mid-August and September.

Opening Day is here, and tomorrow for the Mets.  All teams have a chance.  All have a hope.  And for Mets fans, we have an excitement that can wash away this cold, messy winter.  Finally, it's here.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Time Keeps on Ticking

Ticking, into the future.

In my world of sports, there isn't too much to be excited about right now.  The Devils were an absolute disaster the first half of the season (don't believe me or remember?  Just check out the posts below).  They gave all of us a piece of hope, and a scare for some people, that yet in fact they would make the playoffs.  They went 22-3-2 at one point, climbing so close but still so far.  Losing three out of their last four games essentially put the nail in their coffin and the playoffs will be missed for the first time in 14 seasons.

The Nets?  Nah, we all knew that this wasn't to be a playoff season for this team.  Struggled for the most part and showed some glimpses at other times.  The most exciting thing, and yet potentially questionable thing, to happen this season was the acquisition of Derron Williams from Utah back at the trade deadline.  He's an exciting player to watch, no doubt about that.  He's one of the best point guards in all of basketball, yes we know.  But there's a great chance he'll be gone after next season because who right now, in their right mind, wants to sign an extension and play with the Nets?

There's no football to get excited about.  Damn greedy bastards.

Finally it leaves the Mets.  And that is something that I am excited about and ready to finally see the boys take the field.  But, that's still about eight days away.  And as usual, those eight days will be filled with all the negative things the Mets have done over the last few seasons, or what they will not accomplish this season.

So until the first crack of the bat, until the first meaningful ball game, time will just be moving along.

To Be Continued...

I've been gone for over two months, but fear not, I'm back.

Newest post to come in a few hours.