Found April 10, 2012 on Mets Merized Online:
Don’t look now, but the Mets are a win Tuesday away from matching the best start in franchise history — established by the 1985 edition, which opened 5-0. “Everybody is excited about the start,” Terry Collins said after the Mets beat the Washington Nationals, 4-3, Monday night at Citi Field on Daniel Murphy’s walk-off RBI single. “We talked about it in the first meeting we had in spring training — the importance of getting out of the gate. No. 1, we know it’s a long year. We know it’s four games. But I think we want to show our fans, what we say, maybe there’s some truth to it. And that is that we’re a better team than people are giving us credit for.” Via ESPN New York Bill Parcells used to say it all the time. “You are what your record says you are.” Maybe that’s a little simplistic or maybe even an overstatement, but there’s something beyond the ordinary at work here. As fans you have the right to snicker and scoff at these results. You have the right not to believe wha

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