Final Subway Series thoughts

And then . . . it wasn’t!

Benson

Just when we thought there was a sweep of the Yankees on the horizon, it was gone. While I want to say that it was a good Subway Series this past weekend, the truth of the matter is, Saturday’s game was played very poorly and was a struggle to sit through.  It’s tough to broadcast a game like that, because how do you keep the people interested? Kris Benson had another quality start and if his arm problems are behind him, we could be looking at a nice one-two punch with Pedro and Benson.

To respoBeltran_2nd to Greg’s comment in this MLBlog about Carlos Beltran, I think when you come to New York from a smaller baseball city, it is very difficult to get used to. New York is a pressure cooker. For those players who come up through the farm, like Jeter and myself, it is easier for us to adjust because we really don’t know any better  and you become used to it faster. Remember what happened to Roger Clemens? His first year with the Yankees, he could not find his way and Joe Torre kept encouraging him and asking the press not to badger him. He found his way and with his stint in pinstripes he accumulated two rings and a Cy Young to add to his Hall of Fame repertoire.

I think all in all, it was a fun three days for the city of New York. I have never been a big fan of Interleague Play and it only works in certain cities. Chicago and New York are the best rivalries, in my opinion. This weekend was full of excitement. It’s great for every baseball fan it’s great for New York City. I think other matchups are probably a stretch!

Just my two cents. Looking forward to blogging again soon!

3 Comments

Sunday’s loss against the Yankees was one of the most frustrating/disheartening losses I’ve been through in a while. It was said that even Willie Randolph wasn’t his usual self on Monday after that loss.

We had a chance to take an enormous amount of momentum into All-Star break. Now we lost another one to the Fish today because Offerman can pick a ball at first. Ugh.

But this team has a number of bright spots. I feel David Wright is going to be one of the all-time popular Mets and Chris Woodward has given the Mets a player whose versatility hasn’t been seen since Kevin Mitchell. And, #1 on the list, Pedro, who’s been worth every penny.

They’ve been fun to watch and I’m looking forward to how the team gels in the 2nd half.

ChiroDocPSUalum

Dear Mr. Seaver-
It is a true please to read your blog. Just looking at your stats is impressive enough with your long baseball resume. I would like to know one thing, though, and that is, I will be in Los Angeles on the 14th of August at Dodger Stadium to watch the Mets and I would like to know if you are coming to the game or not…It would be a pleasure to meet you…Thanks…

Re: Chicago and New York being the best interleague matchup and other matchups possibly being a stretch.

I will disagree with you here as we’ve got an interesting match up in Northern California between the Oakland A’s and the San Francisco Giants. Actually, we also do it just before the beginning of the season. The “Bay Bridge” Series is the last set-to before everything counts. Of course, no rivalry, even Mets-Yanks, or Giants-Dodgers, really compares to Yanks-Red Sox.

Kellia

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