As Mets fans, we are hopeful that after Friday we will not have to worry about the two teams we hate most.
We are hopeful that we will be able to just sit back, relax, and enjoy watching playoff baseball.
We are hopeful that people will realize that the notion of spending the most money does not directly correlate to a team’s success.
We are hopeful that the New York Yankees and the Philadelphia Phillies will lose and be eliminated from the 2011 Playoffs.
We believe that the Mets will properly handle the Jose Reyes situation.
We believe that the Mets will make improvements to the roster during the offseason.
But, we always hope and we always believe. It just seems that at this point, that is all we do. David Wright always believes in the team he is on and, face it, at the beginning of each season, we do too. The organization always makes it seem like the team is going to be better than we originally expect. Why? To sell tickets and get fans involved, of course.
At this one point, for some reason, after a season of ups and downs, injuries, and major trades, I do believe, and this time, it is for the long term.
I apologize if this post was corny. It’s just that I feel like every offseason we talk about our hopes, beliefs, and expectations, which are usually unrealistic. But now, with an intelligent GM running the show, having hopes and beliefs for the long term are OK. Something about that is pretty cool. But, it really shouldn’t be. It goes a long way to show how out of sync the Mets had been in 2007, 2008, 2009, and 2010.