The Mets and me

Watching Bartolo Colon from the expensive seats (for once)
Watching Bartolo Colon from the expensive seats (for once)

Watching baseball involves an investment of time. Not just the three hours plus of the regular game, but an investment of months or years. It’s just like cricket in that the longer you spend on it the more you will take from it.

Then there is the literature too. Fantastic. The best writing in the newspaper. And have you ever noticed how baseball films are always watchable? Unlike football (soccer) or most other sports…

For at the core of this sport is something basic, primal almost. One man is hurling the ball at another who is battling for his (sporting) life. Its complex rulebook boils down to something very straightforward. And that is the key of its appeal for me.

Here’s what I wrote about my season supporting the New York Mets.


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