Originally written on Mets360.com  |  Last updated 10/15/14
I think it’s safe to say the Dog Days have arrived – that all-too-familiar time when one day runs into the next and it seems like no one has any energy. People get edgier this time of year, tempers shorten and frustration lengthens. If you’re a fan of the Mets, the Dog Days started just before the All-Star Game. Talk about being edgy and frustrated… The Mets have returned from the break in full nose-dive, posting a putrid 1-9 record. Remember “The Magic Is Back?” Right now, the Magic Is Tragic. Not only have they lost nine-of-ten, four of the losses came with an added kick in the lungs: bullpen implosions that rendered hard-fought leads or ties completely irrelevant. The past two games, in particular, have brought a fresh vision of hell to the fast-dwindling fan base: in both games, the Mets rallied hard to tie and send the contests into extra-innings, only to have each game turn into a five-plus run loss. I won’t even mention the loss last Tuesday night (7/17) that caused m...
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