Originally written on Mets360.com  |  Last updated 10/2/12
The pieces are all familiar. We’ve been here before. There are two games left to the year and the Mets are out of it. Again. We fans sit on the sidelines and watch other guys have fun for the next couple of weeks. We watch, intrigued and happy for the Orioles and A’s. We watch, bored by the Yankees and Braves. We watch, impressed by the Reds and Nationals. We watch, because it’s more baseball: if the Mets won’t give us any, we will settle for these other guys. Of course, we fans all realized it was going to go this way since the middle of July. I’ve been watching Mets baseball in earnest since 1972 and this is one of the few seasons I can name which left me neither exhilarated, nor outraged. I don’t love this season. I don’t hate this season. I “nothing” this season. It’s an odd feeling. I’m looking back at seasons that stand out, because they make no impression on me. The first one I can think of is 1992, when David Cone was sent away and I was down to cheering Chic...
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