Originally written on Metstradamus  |  Last updated 11/15/14
The Braves defeated the Mets 4-2 in Port St. Lucie today, so the next 2013 eulogy will appear on a mainstream website any second now. The most hilarious moment came in the fifth inning when a pop fly went towards Lucas Duda and he did his impression of Ike Davis after those benders that the Mets think he goes on all the time. (Lucas had better hit 40 bombs if that's what we have to look forward to all season.) Duda's bacon was saved when his throw and Ruben Tejada's relay nailed the runner at the plate thanks to Travis d'Arnaud's play at the plate. This of course spurred a discussion about whether d'Arnaud's play will be legal in a few years, a discussion I could care less about except to say that we wouldn't be having it if the catcher affected by it was Hobie Landrith and not Buster Posey. Jeremy Hefner was all right after giving up a monster shot to Justin Upton, giving Mets fans a glimpse of the horror they'll have a front row seat for in the N.L. East for the next ten years. The best part of this game might be the airing of the 1962 Mets Yearbook afterwards, especially the part where Ralph Kiner talks about how rabbit food, along with coffee, is brought out to the clubhouse to keep the players in shape. (Spoiler Alert: Coffee didn't help the Mets, who won 40 games that season.)
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