For an English major, I tend to use cliches more often than I should. I guess that’s because sometimes, I feel the need to say something succinct, and everyone gets it.
When Johan Santana was traded to the New York Mets in the winter of 2008, the title post was “It’s Always Darkest Before Dawn.”
Think about where we were as fans that year. The Mets continued that old experiment — you know, the one where they’re convinced they can pull your heart out of your ass? — and then continued to spiral downward until…well, until last night, basically.
A common theme I like to say when I describe my Mets fandom is that if there’s one thing it’s taught me over the years, it’s not even the capacity of giving up. It’s that no matter how dark times get, there is ALWAYS something better lurking around the corner. Let’s forget about 2007…2006 was the REAL disappointment in not going to the World Series or winning the National League Championship.
This team could lost every game after tonight. I’m sure we’ll find something else to bitch about. But the fact remains, we have one less thing to gripe about…And that’s the no-hitter.
And that deserves a HOLY SHEEPSHIT AND BALLS.
OH and if you’re feeling particularly euphoric, consider harnessing that energy to donate to the Tug McGraw Foundation, where I am raising funds while running the NYC Marathon this year.