Originally posted on Mets360.com  |  Last updated 8/12/14
Consistency and stability is a tough thing to come by, whether it’s in everyday life or the fortunes of the baseball team we follow. We’d love for the hometown slugger to hit 162 homeruns – unaided by technology or pharmacology, of course. We’d love a staff chockablock with 20-game winners. The most blindly rabid of us pine for that perfect 162-0 season. The rest of us know that’s not possible, that human limitations don’t allow for that kind of performance and the sheer number of games prohibits perfection. The best we can hope for our teams is to keep it together enough to come out on the long side more times than not and if it turns out to be one of those “special” seasons, twice as much. For the Mets, this season will not be that special. Oh, they’ve shown signs of coming out of the murk of the past seven seasons and they’ve instilled a sense of hope that good times are just on the horizon, but for now, 82 wins looks like it would be a huge accomplishment. This is born in...
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