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Five Reasons Mets Fans Shouldn’t Panic

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.

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World Series Game 2 Recap

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.

The Mets Are Going to the World Series

Please allow me my Bart Simpson chalkboard moment:

THE METS ARE GOING TO THE WORLD SERIES.
THE METS ARE GOING TO THE WORLD SERIES.
THE METS ARE GOING TO THE WORLD SERIES.
THE METS ARE GOING TO THE WORLD SERIES.
THE METS ARE GOING TO THE WORLD SERIES.

The Mets are going to the World Series after sweeping the Cubs on Wednesday night to claim the National League pennant. If you thought a minor plot point in a sci-fi movie was going to stop this Mets team, I’ve got a hoverboard to sell you. The Mets have played nine games in this postseason and won seven of them. They might be perfect if Chase Utley’s genetic composition wasn’t 80 percent dirt (or the umpires had acknowledged the manifestation of said dirt and made the right call).

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The Nervous Excitement of Game 5

The word “nervous” has appeared in texts and emails I’ve received from five different people already today. This is, of course, because the Mets are playing a series-deciding game against the Dodgers tonight in Los Angeles. The anxious anticipation we Mets fans feel will only build until 8:07 p.m. ET, at which point we will scream at our televisions if Granderson gets on base and hold our collective breath when deGrom releases a pitch. We believe we are going to win—ya gotta—but admit it’s a coin-flip game. We try not to think about Mets-Cubs or how the regular season was so rewarding. None of that matters tonight. It’s a winner-take-all Game 5.

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Scoop and Score: Mets-Dodgers Game 5

Steve and I discuss the atmosphere at Citi Field this week and the emotions of watching high-stakes baseball. Plus, what to make of all these strikeouts? Listen before tonight’s deciding Game 5 between the Mets and Dodgers. #rallychickenleg