The Big Picture

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Inevitably, there will be those that cry to the hill tops about how the Mets blew tonight’s game. “Same ole’ Mets” they probably will say.  Francisco Rodriguez giving up a two run bomb in the bottom of the ninth to blow a save and D.J. Carrasco’s losing balk certainly lends credence to that thought process.

My thoughts?  Quit your belly aching you Negative Nancies.

I am equally disappointed in the way things turned out tonight.  However, the difference is that I haven’t lost sight of the big picture.  The Mets took two of three in Atlanta, a place that has traditionally been extremely unkind to them.

If you want to focus on two horribly disgusting plays and forget the fact that the Mets actually won the series, there really isn’t much I can do for you.  Hell, you can actually look at tonight’s game alone  and find some positives.  The Mets could have easily mailed it in when they found themselves down by four.  They had already won the series.

Instead, they fought back, took the lead, and put themselves in position to win.  Obviously, it didn’t work out tonight, but I for one appreciate the effort.

If you want to call me a homer go ahead.  That is another example of your shortsightedness.  After all, I expected the Mets to drop two of three prior to the beginning of this series.  Instead, I am looking past tonight’s tough loss and grasping reality.  The Mets exceeded my expectations this series.

For those of you who want to bitch and moan about the small stuff and ignore the big picture, there isn’t much I can do for you.

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6 Responses to “The Big Picture”

  1. Tom Says:

    U mad, Jason?

  2. B. Taylor Says:

    I see the big picture and I am over the top delighted that we took the series in a place traditionally hard for us to win BUT two things bothered me.

    (1) The home plate umpire has to remain consistent. He kept calling off the plate pitches as strikes on Tejada
    (2) He did not give Dickey some legitimate low strikes.

    Fair is fair.

    I know Dickey didn’t have his best out there tonight, but some of the calls were just bad. If he’s not sure of how to call a knuckleball pitcher, grab some pine and let someone else do the job. Very irritating.
    As for Tejada, when he becomes a little more experienced, he’s going to get mad enough to start taking out bad calls on the ball. I hope it’s soon.

    Gadzooks…

    We show fight and tenacity and a come back attitude seriously lacking last season. Most fans can’t just get up and go get a beer when we’re behind anymore because they might miss some good stuff.

    Shame a balk ended what could have been another come from behind win : (

    • Jason Says:

      “We show fight and tenacity and a come back attitude seriously lacking last season. Most fans can’t just get up and go get a beer when we’re behind anymore because they might miss some good stuff.”

      Well said B. Taylor.

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