Originally posted on Mets360.com  |  Last updated 4/26/12
It’s getaway day today (4/26) and the Mets are looking to sweep the Marlins before heading to Colorado, even as we speak. The lineup looks like this: Kirk Nieuwenhuis – CFRuben Tejada – SSDaniel Murphy – 2BDavid Wright – 3BLucas Duda – RFIke Davis – 1BJosh Thole – CJordany Valdespin – LFJonathon Niese – P There’s a good reason if you get the feeling that this grouping has a distinct Buffalo/New Orleans/Tidewater tinge to it. This is the first time in 41 years that the Mets have fielded a completely homegrown lineup. I mentioned earlier that I went to my first game of the year last Friday. What I failed to mention was the feeling in and around the ballpark that night. It was different than in years past. There wasn’t the feeling that good news was merely a prelude to disaster. It was a good night to be at the ballpark and while a win would be nice, it wouldn’t be a referendum on our existence if it didn’t happen (It didn’t). The clouds seemed to have parted. Th
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