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With just a few weeks to go I am not excited about this 2013 season.  It’s not that I am anti-Mets or not looking forward to it, I just have yet to find anything to latch onto.

The $63 Opening Day Lineup looks like it might be Ike Davis and the No Names in front of a one-third empty stadium* (this is not an actual fact, but I’m a long-time Mets observer and oh yeah the Yankees are home that day too).

My favorite player is Daniel Murphy.  Anybody seen him?  Swapping him out for Valdespin is, from a charisma standpoint, like swapping Strawberry for Bobby Bonilla.  Or blue uniforms for black.

I like this David Wright guy.  He may even be Captain.  Or he may be out until August.  What makes me think he might be out until August?  I’m a long time Mets watcher.

Future Hall of Famer Jon Niese is the Opening Day starter?  We’ve come a long way.  But Shaun Marcum is the #2 starter on this team so….yeah….that.

The infamous 1979 club started these guys on Opening Day


Name Pos.
1. Lee Mazzilli CF
2. Kelvin Chapman 2B
3. Richie Hebner 3B
4. John Stearns C
5. Willie Montanez 1B
6. Steve Henderson LF
7. Elliott Maddox RF
8. Doug Flynn SS
9. Craig Swan P

That outfield is looking pretty good about now.

I’m looking forward to Banner Day.  So that’s something.

I’m looking forward to going to Chicago.  But that’s more about Pizza than Cowgill.

I’m looking forward to going to Arizona with @dtwohig. But that’s more about the Grand Canyon than it is about Marlon Byrd.

I’m looking forward to the All Star Game, but that’s not really The Mets is it.

I guess Bobby Valentine making snide comments on SNY could be fun.  I’m sure Colactus will be thrilled.

And…that’s about it.  Not much to see here.  I’m hoping this isn’t one of those seasons where I start quoting “the math*” to you on April 20th, but I fear it is.

* “the math” is where I tell you the Mets record is X and they have to go Y and Z the rest of the way if the first place team plays .500 ball.  My number for worry is 8 back.  Once a team falls 8 back I start crunching numbers.


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