...or the Mets' version of it, anyway, by extending their winning streak to five in a row by blanking the Giants at Shea.
And the burning question is... is .500 or sub-.500 ball for the Mets finally in the rear view mirror, permanently? We shall see...right now, it looks as if the team is finally clicking on all cylinders; pitching, defense, offense. I still don't believe that the Mets can go too far with this current roster, as I said yesterday, but, hey, let's take it one game, one series at a time. Hopefully, Omar (more about him later in this post) will pick up a bat or two, Ollie and Pelfrey will continue pitching the way they've been pitching, and the bullpen (with the exception of Billy Wagner, who is doing his absolute best to make Mets fans look back wistfully and nostalgically at The Reign of Benitez) will continue performing well in its newly-defined roles.
And it certainly looks as if the Willie firing has made a difference in the team. But more importantly, it looks as if the PETERSON firing has been huge for the pitching staff, or at least for Ollie and Pelfrey. I guess some guys just don't respond to such famous zen chantings as the Moring Bell Chant; the Evening Bell Chant; the Homage to the Three Jewels Chant; the Heart Sutra in Korean or English; The Great Dharani Chant; the Kwanseum Bosal Chant; or finally (and mercifully) the Thousand Hands and Eyes Sutra Chant.
Om.... Om..... OK, then, moving on....
Hey, did any of you hear Omar on WFAN this morning with Boomer and Carton? I have to tell y'all, I'm less and less impressed with Omar every time I hear him speak. For example, this morning, between his use of double negatives, his ad nauseum uttering of "you know what I'm saying," when he was asked about D.W. and the All-Star Game, and what he wants to tell Mets fans, he says that Wright is batting "about .270, .280, and has about 70 RBI" only some of which is correct. Last I looked yesterday evening, ol' D.W.'s average was closer to .290 than it was to .270 or even .280; I don't know, to me, you would think that especially in view of the fact that D.W. is in the news as a potential All-Star, you would think that Omar would have a better working knowledge of the guy's stats, fcol... sometimes I wonder if Omar even watches the games. Because if he had watched last night, well, you know... he would have been more accurate and would have sounded a lot less like the fairly illiterate uninformed boob he might be turning out to be.
Just an opinion, of course. But I'm thinking that Omar should be the next thing on this team to take the proverbial hike.
Hopefully, the winning at Shea will continue this afternoon.
Om..... Om..... Om.....