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.)
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!