Last night was a great baseball night. If you are a baseball fan then you can appreciate what a great game last night’s Mets-Royals matchup was. If you are a Mets fan, as I am, then it kind of stinks.
I was all set to turn in around 11:15 with the Mets up 4-3, and with one out in the bottom of the ninth when the Royals homered to tie it. 11:15 is already more than an hour after I typically turn in. But because I am a Mets fan, and because it is not often that they make it to the Series, a dose of adrenaline kicked in and I watched the 10th, then the 11th, then the 12th, then the 13th until finally around 1:10 in the bottom of the 14th the Royals got a run across to win it.
I was disappointed. But I also still have great hopes as the Series continues tonight. I hope to still be awake when the last out is made. I hope the Mets win. But as a fan of baseball I hope every game is a nail-biter so that baseball can once again take hold of its historic claim to America’s favorite past-time.
Win or lose, October 27 will always be a great day for me for at least 2 reasons: 1) My first born son came into the world in 1987 and 2) It is the anniversary of one of the greatest baseball games ever played – the infamous 1986 Game 6 Mets-BoSox Bill Buckner miracle Met’s win that left me screaming after 1 AM in the morning.
#1 will always top #2 – but still I hope for more exhausting adrenaline filled nights that create more Met memories to add to my collection. Perhaps I’ll even a get a few more this year.