Does it mean the same beating these Larry-less, Maddux-less, Bream-less Braves, with the likes of Tom Glavine and Michael Tucker on your side?
Of course it does!
Because even though there is an ultimate 2006 destination that the Mets are on a collision course with, sometimes you have to stop and enjoy the journey to that destination. And on Wednesday, a day where the Mets took two from Atlanta to cinch a winning record against their former nemesis, the Mets took a sweet, satisfying, if not so crucial a step towards their 2006 end games.
Besides, they still have Bobby Cox:
"You see yourself 17 games out of first and you change direction a little...The hard part is trying to figure out who in hell to root for."
His grumpiness sustains me.
But since it's late, and Metstradamus needs sleep along with Bobby Cox's grumpiness to sustain him, I leave you with a question originally asked of me earlier today.
What can you legitimately take from Oliver Perez's shutout?
Has he turned the corner?
Or has he merely taken advantage of a depleted Braves team?
(please take a moment to laugh amongst yourselves at the phrase "depleted Braves team".)
Well, looking at the obvious differences between the wild delivery he had with the Bucos and his more controlled, focus mound delivery from today, it seems as if Ollie Perez has taken a crucial, and perhaps sweet and satisfying step towards his own personal destination (with the help of Rick Peterson).
I'm looking out the window and there's something coming out of the sky...and it's headed right for me!
Is it a meteor?
Is it the stock market?
Is it Maurice Clarett's career?
No, it's the magic number! And it's plummeting fast!!!