Sweet win for the New York Mets in last night’s NLDS Game 5 against the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Full disclosure: Before the hardworking staff was a Made Yankee Fan in Boston (check out our excellent new header photo!), we were a Made Mets Fan in Cincinnati (no Facebook back then), where we did a seven-year hitch from 1967 to 1974.
(We were still a Made Yankee Fan as well, but the Bronx Bummers kind of sucked back then.)
Mostly, we just wanted to pit the Big Town against Cincinnati’s Big Red Machine, whose insufferability we have previously chronicled in detail.
And we had a pretty good run during that stretch.
The Mets beat the Orioles 4-1 in the 1969 World’s Serious.
Happily, the Orioles beat the Reds 4-1 in the ’70 Serious.
Also happily, the A’s beat the Reds 4-3 in the ’72 Serious.
Not so happily, the A’s beat the Mets 4-3 in the ’73 Serious.
But . . .
The Mets did beat the Reds 3-2 in the ’73 NLCS, a series that featured the legendary Pete Rose/Bud Harrelson dustup in Game 3.
And now, a decade and a half after the 2000 Subway Series stirred – but did not shake – our happy home, I proudly join the Missus in saying:
Let’s Go Mets!
I’d be rooting for the Mets against any other team. How can you be a baseball fan and not root for the Cubs, though? Anything that makes “Back to the Future” true. 🙂
That’s funny, Steve – I’d be rooting for the Cubs against any other team. Let the wild NLCS rumpus begin!
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