Hey, who wants to leave work with us and go watch the Mets play the Marlins at Citi Field today? It's a noon start, and it's a lovely day. What's that you say? Oh, the Mets have lost their last nine games at home and just got blasted 13-0 last night? Yeah, we can see why you might not want to ruin your Thursday with that. We don't imagine it'll necessarily be a packed house out there today.
The Mets are falling off the face of the earth these days — man, this home stand has three more games after this one — but there's at least one subplot at the park today: our old pal Jose Reyes. He homered into the upper deck in the first inning last night, increasing his hitting streak to a career-high 26 games. Two more and he'll be halfway to DiMaggio. Look out, world!
As you might suspect, Reyes is still getting some boos at Citi Field. But we dunno: For all the talk of defections and those evil Marlins, we'd much rather be a Mets fan, today (the Mets are two games ahead of the Marlins in the standings) and going forward. Whatever complaints you have about the Wilpons, they don't actively hate the public the way the Marlins fans do. After the Marlins' fire sale last month, another one, you have to wonder whether Reyes made the right decision, whether the Marlins will just be looking to ship his salary out in a couple of years as well.
We know it has been a rough fortnight or so for Mets fans, but honestly: You're much, much better off being a Mets fan than a Marlins fan. There is always that. So, get out there for some baseball today! It's R.A. Dickey!
(Okay, so we're not going either.)