Obviously, I couldn't bring myself to blog after the Mets defeat in the NLCS.
Riddle me this... after Endy Chavez makes a play for the ages in the outfield in the top of the inning and you get men on 2nd and 3rd with 1 out in the bottom half of the inning, how do you not score? At that moment I knew they were not going to win the game. And then Beltran (who I still really like) stares at strike 3 with bases loaded, bottom of the 9th in a Game 7? That's the type of dream every kid has, and never does that play end with a called strike 3.
As our Brooklyn Dodgers forebears said, "Wait'll next year..."
Next year they won't have their #1 and #2 pitchers watching in street clothes... Next year David Wright and Jose Reyes will be another year older and another year smarter and won't be scared by the specter of the post season... Next year, we won't let it go to a game 7, as we'll win early and be able to rest up. Though, not as much as the Tigers rested, cause it didn't really help them much, now did it?
And so, congrats to the St. Louis Cardinals. They were the best team in the post season, when it counted.
And it's not too late to be excited about 2007, is it?