Originally posted on Mets360.com  |  Last updated 4/19/12
The atmosphere here is decidedly different in 2012 than the past couple of years. The Mets have lost two straight games to the Braves at their own personal chamber of horrors, Turner Field. Add in the fact that the aggregate score of the two debacles was 23-9 against. This could be vintage late-’09 or most of 2010 or September 2007, except that nobody is going insane. In the past, losses like these would have sent the fans, the front office and the ravenous New York media into a tizzy. A lot of scrambling and explanation and excuse-ing would have taken place. YouknowwhatI’msaying? David Wright would be answering questions in the clubhouse in a barely audible croak. Carlos Beltran would be shaking his head. Billy Wagner would be calling out one teammate or another. A rain of shame would be tiddling upon our heads as we speak. It would be an opportunity for me to trot out one of my personal favorite eternal questions: “Which is worse? Being pitied or being ridiculed?”...
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