Matt Harvey won. Zack Wheeler won his big-league debut. Those two pitching prodigies are half of a bright future for the Mets. But where’s the other half?
Mets fans are at a breaking point — and Sandy Alderson’s out of time.
On 2013 draftee Dominic Smith, 1960s cult hero Wilbur Huckle, irony and fandom. Sometimes the posts written for rainy evenings with no game are the ones that are the most fun.
The Mets, somehow, have beaten the Yankees three straight, winning this year’s Subway Series and reminding their fans that sometimes the little black clouds hover over the other guys.
You know what’s worse than mob rule? Digital mob rule. Proving that blind people can type, ESPN voters selecting the best uniforms picked the Pirates over the Giants, the Cubs over the Dodgers and the Orioles over the Tigers.
This is obviously and manifestly insane. I’d have taken the Dodgers over the Yankees after an elite eight of Yanks, Tigers, Red Sox and White Sox in the AL and Dodgers, Cardinals, Cubs and Giants in the NL. But then I’m fully sighted, have a vague sense of aesthetics and understand the difference between liking a franchise and liking its uniform.
Notes from an odd night spend wandering around a ballpark.