This is 2 or 3 years now that I’ve gotten back into watching a decent number of baseball games. I’m still really enjoying it, though I wish the Mets had been better. The obvious Big Story of the 2019 season will be Big Meat Pete Alonso setting the rookie HR record with 53(!). Here is a quick recap of that:
Jacob deGrom lived up to the hype and big contract with another Cy Young-caliber season. I really do enjoy watching him pitch. In fact, he’s the only Met I enjoy watching pitch. The other starters always seem to have a bad inning or two every game and the bullpen, with the exception of Seth Lugo, was extra-extra bad this season. Historically bad. Ugh.
My dad and I had had another running text conversation about the Mets again this season. There are lots of high-five-emojis after good wins a plenty of “I can’t believe I stayed up to watch this” notes after bullpen meltdowns.
I’m looking forward to the 2020 season. I think my dad and I will try to get up there for some games. Maybe even a couple over a weekend home stand. It’ll be fun.