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World Series Game 5 Recap

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.

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 1 Recap

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.

Scoop and Score: Mets-Royals World Series Preview

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.

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 Highs and Lows of an Unpredictable, Unbelievable Sports Saturday

I think Steve Bartman was sitting in front of me at the Mets-Cubs game on Saturday night. It was maybe the third most unlikely thing I experienced that day.

When I went to bed late Thursday, after the Mets had beaten the Dodgers to advance to the National League Championship Series, I knew Saturday was going to be epic. My wife and I would drive to Queens to watch the Michigan-Michigan State football game with two fellow Michigan alums and then pop over to Citi Field for the Mets game.

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Should Matt Harvey Retaliate for Chase Utley’s Slide?

This past weekend, before Chase Utley broke Ruben Tejada’s leg, my mom asked me a question: “Why would you intentionally hit someone with a pitch?” She had watched the Pirates-Cubs wild card game, in which a Pirates reliever plunked a Cubs batter, almost certainly on purpose. My mom is a sports fan, so her question was not exactly like that annoying kid who asks his father about investing, but the point is the same: It can help to get a fresh perspective. In trying to give an explanation—the Cubs pitcher had hit two batters earlier in the game, probably by accident, and the opposing pitcher is just expected to, I don’t know, retaliate—I considered, for the first time, that maybe the practice was unnecessary. Do Matt Harvey and the Mets feel the same way? We’ll find out tonight.

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