The Mets showed some promise early on this season, and then had the meltdown everyone expected. August was pretty rough. The good news is that I spent August out of the country.
Still, even with the (expected) disappointment, the Mets had three pretty significant highlights:
- Johan Santana had the first no-hitter in Mets history.
- David Wright broke the Mets all-time hits record.
- R.A. Dickey has won (at least) 20 games.
And somehow, having attended a total of about a half dozen games at Bailout Ballpark, I was actually in the stands for two of them.
And David’s sixty-foot dribbler to break the record…
David’s hit was just the other night, and he got some gentle ribbing from his first-base coach on the lameness of his record-breaking hit, especially since his previous at-bat was a 390-foot out.
Anyway, this is just my chance to gloat that I managed to see some pretty good stuff out at Bailout Ballpark in this (yet another) disappointing Mets season.