LET’S GO METS!
I still can’t believe that they swept the Chicago Cubs and are going to play the World Series. Unfortunately, I’m not the most optimistic of fans (I believe I heard today that Joe Benigno and Evan Roberts on WFAN describe themselves as “realistic” Mets fans, which I’d agree to being). I’m getting a little nervous that the Mets have such a long stretch of rest. There is an argument to be made that they’d use this to get the pitching rotation ready. The NY Times has this handy analysis about how teams that sweep in their league championship series don’t win World Series (which Kansas City Royals already experienced last year). Don’t lose the momentum; stay focused. Got to keep believing in the meantime, I guess.
Cool looking item in the NY Times, reporting the NY Mets’ win over the Chicago Cubs in the style of a 1908 article, 1908 being the last time the Cubs won the World Series. Actually, I do feel sorry for Cubs fans. The Cubs have to win it all someday.
The reality is that it’s nice that Mets baseball is fun again, and winning is a nice feeling. Enjoy it while we can!
But, because the Cubs didn’t win, the prophecy of “Back to the Future II” regarding 2015 did not get fulfilled. Well, at the end of “Back to the Future III,” Doc Brown did tell Marty and Jennifer that the future isn’t written. All we can do is, as Doc Brown said, make it a good one! (check out the little item below h/t to a friend of mine who shared it on Facebook):
Meanwhile… Toronto Blue Jays vs. Kansas City Royals – still going on. We’ll see who the Mets will be playing.
I have to say, I enjoyed the celebration of “Back to the Future” Day. It got a little commercialized – like with the Toyota example. But, damn. That Toyota money made for a sweet looking video (ok, extended Toyota Mirage commercial).
It’s nice to think that the Back to the Future trilogy inspired a generation of scientists and engineers, and even if we don’t have flying cars or hoverboards, maybe we can convert trash into energy for our cars and whatever else. (and still make Toyota money while making energy efficient and nice looking cars).
Ultimately, it’s nice this movie from the 1980s, and its sequels, would still entertain us all so much.
Lots of fall movies to look forward to seeing… like the return of James Bond, and the reaction to the Star Wars trailer – well, I’m not sure what to make of the trailer, but it’s not like I’m not going to watch the movie when it comes out; I do want to see what director JJ Abrams did with it. (I’m probably delusional, but what the hey; I’m even looking forward to the return of X-Files in January).
I’m behind on a lot of things, as usual. But, hope springs eternal. Maybe it won’t be too long before the next blog post…I