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.
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
Thanks to MVP Mike Trout and a host of other young stars, the American League won Tuesday’s All-Star Game. Cincinnati’s Todd Frazier won the Home Run Derby in his home park. Read more about those “things,” and more, in my latest MLB recap for CBS Local.