Originally posted on Mets360.com  |  Last updated 6/27/12
“You are what your record says you are.” – Former New York Football Giants coach Bill Parcells, 2005 “Those were the real Mets.” – Cubs manager Leo Durocher after a Chicago win, June 1969 “I’m afraid we’re starting to see the real team peek out.” – Vince, a Met fan friend of mine, this morning. There is nothing as schizoid as a .500 team. They’ll either leave you high as a kite or too low to care. You can have visions of pennants dancing in your head one moment, then wonder how they ever won a game the next. This Mets team might be the poster children for the push/pull of the season-long grind. “It’s a marathon, not a sprint,” we keep telling ourselves. Whatever we need to say to get to sleep at night. A year ago, I asked, “Who are these Mets?” That was a genuine query about a team whose actions surprised me. Pleasantly. It was a question posed in wonderment after a rare power show against a couple of far superior teams. Now, I ask “Who are these Mets?” and
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