But I’m going to show you a couple of 17-year-old baseball cards I got from my friend Vinny back in December. (And wow, I didn’t really want to think about it being 17 years since the Mets and Yankees played in the World Series.)
At least in the New York metropolitan area, it was a really BIG DEAL that our two teams were playing in the Fall Classic. I had pretty much gotten away from following baseball after the 1994-95 work stoppage, but the excitement of the possible Subway Series developing had me glued to the playoffs in 2000. Looking back at the television ratings, I don’t think the rest of the country really cared for the match up that much. Continue reading “Subway Series momentos”→
For a few days last fall, it looked like Matt Reynolds might have a chance to make Major League Baseball history by becoming the first player to make his big league debut in the World Series during the modern era.
Reynolds, a 25-year-old Mets prospect, was an emergency replacement for Ruben Tejada after he was injured by Chase Utley‘s takeout slide in the National League Division Series. He never got into a playoff game and was removed from the World Series roster in favor of Juan Uribe.
The 2015 World Series will be remembered with the 2000 and 1973 ones, where the Mets had to settle for the National League Championship banner. Still, I’m happy to have it represented in my pin collection.
The Kansas City Royals, not the New York Mets, are your 2015 World Series Champions.
And that’s as it should be – the Royals were the better team. They made fewer mistakes and capitalized on the chances the Mets gave them. When they trailed, they never gave up. They wanted it more and they had the talent to back it up.
I bet the Kansas City Royals are a lot of fun to watch when they’re not playing against your favorite team.