"I guess you can call the Red Sox my daddy." -Pedro Martinez, a quote we wish was true for sheer entertainment purposes, after tonight's game.If you're going to be beaten senseless, why not be beaten senseless by those you love?
The "glass half full" in me says that at least Petey got this nonsense out of the way in advance of a potential Red Sox/Mets 1986 rematch in October...and that the Mets still gained ground in the National League east at the end of the day..
The "glass half empty" in me says that the rest of the water spilled and the damn glass is empty.
So let's lay out the groundwork for a worst case scenario here: Schilling pitches a gem, Glavine gets crushed and the Mets get swept. The measuring stick of the Boston Red Sox becomes way too high for the Mets to come close to reaching the top. What happens? Does Omar Minaya become more inclined to wheel and deal for a starter in preparations for a World Series matchup with, well...anyone? As bad as the National League East has become, is there any reason for Minaya not to think about the long haul of October and a potential World Series matchup? Or do the Mets keep the chemistry the way it is and hope for the best if (when?) the Mets get to the last round? Before this series, the answer would have been chemistry...easily. But what is the answer now?
But here's a more important question...what does it say about my lack of intestinal fortitude that two whoopins at the hands of the Red Sox have me scouring You Tube for home videos of Mets wins, video of game 6 of the 1986 Series, and even the RBI baseball recreation of the bottom of the tenth to make me feel better?
By the way, I hear that there is soon going to be a RBI baseball recreation of Lastings Milledge's two butchered fly balls in the outfield this series. The Metstradamus crack staff has obtained a screenshot:
Now since this recreation would no doubt induce a fair amount of vomit, would it be known as a "Virus Video"?