.... no mojo, just MoFo. The MoFo Mets continue giving their fans the rollercoaster ride of their lives by blowing a perfectly good seven-run lead last night in Philadelphia, with Pedro Martinez in the lead car, followed by the "Offense Has Done Quite Enough It Its Own Opinion, Thank You" car, and the "Bullpen Sucks Almost As Much As The Yankees Do" car bringing up the rear.
Honestly, this year is as head-scratching and frustrating in a way that last year wasn't. Face it, folks... compared to the agony and the ecstasy that is the up and down of this year, last year we had it easy, having to suffer only in the last month of the season... well, okay, maybe we DID have to agonize over The Collapse in the off-season... but there has been NOTHING like the frustration and bewilderment experienced by most of us during the 2008 Mets season.
But, bottom line: I'm not really upset that they lost last night, I'm upset at HOW they lost. In thinking about it though, there is a "but" here, and that's this: while last night's loss was certainly disappointing and aggravating on so many levels, it was truly a TEAM loss, and for some reason, that comforts me. Win as a team, lose as a team. Hey, at least they're PLAYING like a team! Which is something we maybe couldn't say earlier this year.
And Santana goes tonight, and that has to comfort you if you're a Mets fan. The guy has just been as solid, if not spectacular, as one could wish his or her ace to be, and you have to like the Mets' chances of recapturing the division lead.
And pardon me if today's Yankees suck image du jour is rather mundane.... it's just so fitting, so appropriate, so much a symbol of what's wrong with the Yankees that it speaks for itself. Res ipsa loquitur. Look it up. Hee hee hee.