My youngest daughter was born on September 12th, 2007. The Mets had 17 games to go with a magic number of seven.
With the baby out and healthy and on her way to the nursery, and my wife surrendering to sedatives, I sat down (still in the O.R., wearing the scrubs they gave me) and fished out my phone to check the score. They beat the Braves that day and I clearly remember thinking "they got this; the post season is a lock". Then they lost 5 in a row and 7 of the final 12.
It's REALLY hard being a Mets fan, but I could never be a Yankee fan; I don't own any track pants, wife beaters, or gold chains.
What I don't like is that they haven't played a good team except the Yankees in like a month. And they dropped two of three to the Yankees, including that sickening Harvey game. I think they can beat L.A. in the NLDS, but I don't like any option they could face (including the Cubs) in the NLCS. But who knows? If you look at how bad they were at the All-Star break, the fact that I'm pretty sure they'll lock up their spot in the next few days and probably win 90 games is pretty amazing. I'll be at the first NLDS game at CitiField, and I'm almost hoping it's on Monday 10/12 because that would mean they don't have home field, and right now they're playing like crap at home.
I knew this thread wood bring @jShort in but he still wait for team green to sniff something close to the top. Typically by all star break I am done because well the mets are done but this year they ruined my summer. But what and Agust they had that was some fun games September too. I could care a less if they sign YC they have enough chips and now with playoffs money to be good for a while. It's good to be a Meta fan right now and hopefully for a few years to come.