So there it is, 2013 season is almost done and dusted. What a crazy summer. We have had highs, lows and general Meh-shug-shoulders moments that mets fans know well. From years of torment from that other team, (Ha! 4 game sweep) from relentless injuries, we have had some bright sparks and the future still looks promising. Here’s my personal highs and lows of 2013.
Obviously you have to start with Matt Harvey, He’s a talented pitcher, he’s an All Star, he’s dashing, He’s not afraid to strip from The Body Issue! With perhaps the most exciting player the Mets have had for a long time, of course we have injuries. Matt has a partially torn ulnar collateral ligament and has decided to try and rehab it rather than having Tommy John surgery. Every met fan is hanging on Harvey being healthy, he has been amazing to watch this season and we all hope he’s back, on track and ready to go in 2014.
The All-Star Game
I personally thought having the ASG at Citi Field was awesome, It was great to see the run up to the festivities, and the excitement of the actual game where i stayed up all night and watched (and drank….eugh i drank and drank) but it was fantastic, i felt proud to be a Mets fan.
The 4 game sweep
Haha a 4 game subway series sweep. I don’t really need to elaborate on how great this is.
Mike Piazza Mets HOF
I’m tying this as i get ready for MLB.TV to load hoping that i’d at least get to see some of his induction live (although not looking likely) Piazza is one of my favourite Mets and its great to see him being honoured this way. Cooperstown should have a place for Mike Piazza. I’ve been listening on WFAN (i’ll come to those later) and what a ceremony it was!
My trip to Citi Field
This year i bought my girlfriend along for my annual trip across the pond to Citi Field, we had our photos taken with Mr Met (always too scared to when i was going solo) I finally found Shea’s home plate (truth be told I never looked before because i was always too eager to get inside) Anyway it was nice to share my experience with her, and she’s slowly learning the rules too. I look forward to many more games with her around.
And now for……
As always, injuries injuries injuries!
David Wright our Captain, out for awhile, this sucked so much and was weird going to games and not seeing him on the field. Matt Harvey injured towards the end of the season, We all hope he’s better by spring training. John Neise injured but fortunately when on the field he has been alright.
Can anyone even remember what the opening day roster was? Daniel Murphy can…And for a good while he was about the only opening day player that was on the field. There has been a few strange choices of both position and bullpen players used, TCs abilities have been question by fans and media alike but he’s been given an extension and i hope he manages to help get a winning record at least!
So i guess we have more Meh things to, like what we are all used too. Like a losing record, like no play offs, like ever expensive tickets price increases. We have bullpen implosions, enough extra innings to make a weekends worth of ball games. We have Dice Ks first few horrid starts! We have Ike!
What we don’t have is WFAN, the Mets flagship station. I was gutted when i heard this before i got MLB.TV i relied on the Fan and its how i learnt the game. BOOOO to Yankees on WFAN!
We have some positives too Dillon Gee was great, Hefner was awesome. Daniel Murphy proved his worth and took over the leadership role while the captain was away. All in all 2013 was an OK season, we have had way worse, we have had way better. As always…There’s always next season.
Lets Go Mets.