I’m pretty happy for Yadier Molina tonight. I liked the kid ever since he got in Manny Ramirez’ face during the 2004 World Series. You have to love tough-nosed backstops.
No dancing for Agador tonight huh? And, does the 2006 NLCS now mean that we can call the Mets’ David Wright “Mr. Noctober“?
OK, as much as it pains me to say this, you have to give the Mets some props at this moment – they did not go down without a fight in this post-season (which is probably a lot more than you can say about the 2006 Yankees). Plus, Los Mets did it with people like John Maine and Oliver Perez.
Mets fans probably hurt right now as bad as a baseball fan can hurt – but, while the 2006 Mets will not win a ring, they had a decent shot at making the World Series and went down swinging.
Well, not really “swinging”…Beltran (to quote Ernie Harwell) “stood there like the house by the side of the road and watched it go by” on the last out with the bases loaded tonight…but, overall, the Mets team pushed it as hard as they probably could this October.
Speaking of Beltran on the last out…just imagine if this LCS and Game 7 had happened to the Yankees, and it was A-Rod caught looking for the final out with the bases juiced. Somehow, I don’t think Carlos Beltran will get the same reaction from the media, etc., that Alex Rodriguez would have received had that been him in that spot.