Saturday, September 29, 2007

Let's Go Mets

Run 7 miles

I'm not a huge sports fan by most standards. I generally could care less about the NBA, NFL, or NHL. Baseball though, that is a much different story. I have loved baseball since I was old enough to know it existed and I have been a Mets fan since day one. Yes those Mets. For much of my life they have been one of the worst teams in baseball, and they are destined to always be the 2nd most popular team in NY. They had a good team in the mid to late 80's, another good stretch from '99-'01 and last year they made it to within one game of the world series. And now, with one game to go this season they are on the verge of having one of the worst end of the season collapses of any team ever. 3 weeks ago they had their division more or less locked up but then they began playing like the Mets of 3 years ago, not like the Mets of this season. In a stretch of 17 games they blew a 7 game lead over the second place Phillies. And yet as bad as this past few weeks has been they still only need to win tomorrow to secure at least a chance at the playoffs (If both the Mets and Phillies win tomorrow they will play a one game playoff on Monday for the last spot in the playoffs). One of the odd things about living in Alaska is that a 1:00 game on the East coast starts at 9:00 here. It took some time getting used to listening to a Mets game on Internet Radio while eating my breakfast but come tomorrow morning there won't be anything I'd rather be doing.

Totals for the week: Run 44 miles; bike 60; 13 hours time.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

I have been reading your posts for a while now. I live in Colorado, do a fair bit of running myself and like being motivated by your training. I'm a Mets fan as well, what a terrible way to end what looked like was goign to be a good season. However, us Mets fans are also eternal optimists. Go Mets in 2008!

evan said...

Hope all is well. I had to go to Atlanta for work so I missed Equinox this year. The ADN coverage on it was terrible as well. I think it is good that you take time off. Refresh the mind and you will have a great 2008. Take care.

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