As Baseball fights with itself about playing a 2020 Season – let’s be optimistic and hope the Mets win the World Series while nicely dressed so I can go away.
As fans, would you consider a World Series championship in a small season with expanded playoffs to be a “real” championship?
Let’s walk through some scenarios.
An 82 game season. The Mets play like the 86ers and win the equivalent of 108 games….going say 54 and 28…win the NL East….and steamroll the playoffs. Seems legit.
An 82 game season. The Mets play the equivalent of a 90 win team….lets say they go 45-37 and win the third wild card and scrape by and win the World Series. Legit? I guess three rounds of playoffs would make us forget they were the third Wild Card.
This morning The Major League Baseball (that’s “The MLB” to you millennials who somehow think “The MLB” is an acceptable thing to say) – The Major League Baseball is talking about a 48 game season. I wrote back in March that I think such a season can still produce meaningful standings, but let’s look at scenarios.
The Mets play like the 86ers and win two thirds of their regular season games. They go 32-16 and win the east and steamroll the playoffs. Are we going ticker tape for a 32 win season? I dunno. Plus we should social distance.
The Mets play like a 90 win team. In this case, .555 ball results in a record of 27-21. Six games over. They are the third wild card and somehow win it all. Are we going to hold the 27-21 2020 Mets up there with the 1969 and 1986 team? Maybe? Maybe we are that desperate?
Oh don’t get me wrong. They could get into the playoffs under .500 (not sure if that’s mathematically possible given we don’t know the schedule) – and if they run three or four rounds of playoffs this will be Mets Town and everyone will be jazzed and no longer boycotting the WIlpons and you can forget about social distancing…..but I dunno the 27-21 team that won it all? Feels weird. But then again everything about 2020 is weird.
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