Tonight is the last regular season game (for me) at Citi Field. There will be no post-season games. If the Mets win tonight their win loss record at the new ballpark will be the same. That’s not good enough to extend the season especially when they have a 27-48 record away from home.
On almost every dimension the season has been a calamity. A spate of injuries, appalling defensive errors, comedic base running combined with bizarre back office shenanigans and ownership dented by the Madoff fraud added up to the perfect storm. The storm blew the 2009 Mets away. The ‘Amazins’ aren’t, the ‘Amusins’ might be a better nickname from now on.
The nature of sport and fandom of course allows for these disappointments and as we wave them off tonight we can just start thinking about the glory that will surely be ours next year.