Originally written on Mets360.com  |  Last updated 1/1/13
The confetti has gone limp & damp. What was once an exuberant symbol of all-night revelry is now simply so much more Times Square litter. As we rouse ourselves and shake whatever cobwebs exist between our respective ears, we realize it’s a day for fresh starts, clean slates, new beginnings. It’s almost like Opening Day in our beloved sport: everyone’s 0-0. It’s New Year’s Day, and those new beginnings are waiting to be writ, those clean slates look to be filled. It’s not the day for expectation, as much as the day for possibilities, for dreams and wishes. Given the history of the team we follow, we Met fans are better at wishing than most. We are the dreamers, the fantasists, the hopers and believers. We don’t have to be pragmatists like denizens of the team across town, where the currency is hard fact, wins and losses and 27 titles. The less-than-perfect nature of “our” ballclub allows for a certain flexibility and freedom from the yoke of expectat...
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