Remember the good ole’ days, when John Mayberry Jr. and Eric Campbell were the New York Mets’ fourth and fifth hitters?
It should be pretty easy to remember, considering it happened just two weeks ago, against the Los Angeles Dodgers and Clayton Kershaw no less. Despite having a COMBINED .341 batting average between the two of them, the Mets miraculously were still 49-47 at the end of the night. Above .500, and in contention.
Fast forward to the week from hell. From the near Wilmer Flores trade, to the epic rain game, to finally landing Yoenis Cespedes, it was the craziest sports rollercoaster I’ve ever been on. If you haven’t already, do yourself a favor and read Jonah Keri’s piece for Grantland describing the historic week.
As horrifically bad as that week started, what it did, is build a sense of character and camaraderie I haven’t seen in a Mets team, maybe…
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