Friday, September 30, 2011
Mets finish fourth again; Rays get wild card.
The Mets failed to meet even my modest hopes, once again finishing fourth in the National League East, largely because of a dismal late-season performance against the Nationals. As consolation, my old hometown (and now, sorry dearest wife, favorite American League) team, the Rays, have won the AL wild card. Should they survive the playoffs, I'll be forced to root for the Phony Baseball League entry in the World Series. Brace yourself for a few more baseball posts.
Update: The Rays start strong with a 9-0 drubbing of the Rangers. If they were the Red Sox, my wife would take this as a bad omen.