Thursday, October 19, 2006

NLCS: Another Stressful Night Ahead [J. Mark English]

"Pressure pushing down on me. Pressing down on you no man ask for under pressure... It's the terror of knowing what the world is about. Watching some good friends screaming 'let me out'. Pray tomorrow - gets me higher. Pressure on people - people on streets. Turned away from it all like a blind man... Insanity laughs under pressure cracking. Can't we give ourselves one more chance. The people on the edge of the night...caring about ourselves...this is our last dance, this is our last dance. This is ourselves. Under pressure." - David Bowie/Queens
"Are you ready, are you ready for this? Are you hanging on the edge of your seat? Are you happy, are you satisfied? How lang can you stand the heat?" - Queens
I think some announcer used to say "and tomorrow we'll do it all over again." Well, tonight, Met fans (myself included) will be hanging on the edge of our seats, watching another nine innings of hair pulling, nail biting, heart pounding, gut wrenching baseball.
"Oh my" as Dick Enberg says. The Mets never make it easy on us. They can never win in an easy way, and for that matter, they never make losing easy either. They really are controlled by the fates of the greek Gods as the piece by David Brooks opined last week.
Tonight Oliver Perez takes the mound against Jeff Suppan. When asked why Perez would be the starter, manager Willie Randolph said "because I like him". Fair enough. He liked John Maine too, and Maine came up huge yesterday. (Anna Benson, are you out there? Maybe you should dump Kris and start hanging around Maine.)
Please forgive the slant, and total attention given to the Mets the past two weeks. Might as well call this site METS LEGENDS, as opposed to American Legends. But at least you get to read the agony, and the zeniths of a Met fan. Tonight he'll be in a bar in Eastchester sitting in the same chair he watched the last three innings in last night. He will have a few Harps, and will be on the edge of my seat, as the bullets reap....and this Met fan will be chanting: