In the National League East, my New York Mets and the Washington Nationals have a rivalry going.
My dear wife Karen and I were glad it was the team from our nation’s capital that would be in the other dugout when we drove down from Syracuse with terrific daughter Elisabeth and outstanding significant George Three to meet the Long Island half of the family up there in the promenade.
That we got the chance to see the addition of the National League Champion flag added to the Mets Museum and the line of banners hung from the stadium deck added to the excitement.
And the game on the field was outstanding, going down to the end.
Veteran outfielder Curtis Granderson came through at the plate for the home squad.
Young closer Jeurys Familia was too much in the bottom of the ninth inning.
The Mets won, 3-1.
Immediately, the players spilled from the dugout and the bullpen to share a snaking victory dance.
The Mets’ late charge toward one of the National League’s two wild-card slots continues. It’s not been as convincing as last season’s surge to the division title. The Nationals have that locked up. But who knows …
In the coming days, I’ll post about the post-game fireworks.
Who is your favorite baseball team, and why? What do you think of the way modern teams celebrate at the end of games? Who do you think is going to win the World Series this year?