I watched the Mets play in the World Series. I’ve been thinking about that fact nonstop for two reasons: I’m amazed that the Mets made it and grateful that I got to witness it in person. I was there for Games 4 and 5 this past weekend, and before you call me a bad-luck charm, know that I was also at Game 3 of the NLDS and Game 1 of the NLCS, both Mets wins. I was at all of these games thanks to my dad. My mom asked me if I was glad I was there this weekend, despite the results. Of course. Of course. This was the World Series. If you’re afraid of having your spirit crushed, don’t watch sports.
The Kansas City Royals are the 2015 World Series champions after beating the Mets in extra innings on Sunday night. The sequence of events that led to the outcome was both heartbreaking and familiar for Mets fans. More from their perspective to come. For now, check out my CBS Local recap of the decisive Game 5.
The Mets are right back in the World Series after Friday night’s 9-3 win. The bats came alive and Noah Syndergaard wasn’t messing around. Read all about Game 3 on CBS Local.
The New York Mets are down 2-0 in the World Series against the Kansas City Royals. In order to win, the Mets must win four games before the Royals win two more. Mets GM Sandy Alderson once referred to the team’s beat writers as “the citizens of Panic City.” A back-page headline in New York Thursday morning played off that phrase. But to quote Will Ferrell in Old School, “We’ve gotta keep our composure! We’ve come too far! There’s too much to lose!” Here are five reasons why Mets fans shouldn’t panic.
While Mets fans are repeating “Ya Gotta Believe,” Royals fans might be asking the rest of the country, “You didn’t believe?” After two games, Kansas City’s strengths—a lineup without holes that puts the ball in the play and a dominant bullpen—have outshined the Mets’ starting pitching. As I write in my CBS Local recap, this series is not over, but the Mets bats need to wake up Friday, when the series moves to New York.
Many believed this would be an evenly matched, thrilling World Series, and Game 1 certainly delivered. Fans at Kaufman Stadium stretched twice before watching the Royals prevail in the 14th inning. Here are my “5 Things” from the opener, which I’ll be writing for CBS Local after every World Series game.
Who should throw the ceremonial first pitch at the first World Series game at Citi Field? Which fan base has a better chant? Who is going to win the series? Steve and I answer those questions and more.