Saturday, June 2, 2012
No Hitter, No Words
I'm intrigued by something I saw on Twitter last night. The Mets had 8 runs on 8 hits, and Johan threw 134 pitches (1+3+4=8). Was "Kid" looking down on the Mets last night? Maybe he was.
The love fest among fans carries on today. People are making ring tones of Howie's call. WFAN has devoted the morning to the no-hitter. Gary, Howie, Doc, they've all been on. It feels little, a little, like October 28, 1986, the day after, you know. It's a celebration of the New York Mets. There haven't been many lately, and it feels great. Has the organization turned the corner? Maybe. Is this going to be a special season? Maybe not. But we, all fans, can enjoy this. We can be proud. We can celebrate something we now have, that we've waited patiently for. Maybe we've exorcised the 2006 demon, having this happen against St. Louis. And maybe none of this matters, let's just enjoy the moment that was 50 years in the making.