Sorry, Ron, but your e-mail was impossibly upbeat, and I had to share it. After all, it is mostly doom & gloom around here. Now, where were you during Irrational Giants Exuberance Week?
So, here's the relevant piece:
Thinking big, of course, I thought of the 1969 Mets & looked up some numbers. I know ... it was another era, with league-wide offensive problems, but it was comforting to think that a team with:
An HR Leader with 26 HR’s (Tommie Agee = Rowand?)
An RBI Leader with 76 RBI’s (Agee = Molina?)
A SB Leader wtih 16 SB’s (Cleon Jones = several of our current stars)
A BA Leader with .340 (Jones = ???), but no other regular higher than .279 (Ken Boswell)
& no major contribution from a left-handed hitting position player managed to win the World Series, based upon great young pitching, defense, & making the most of every opportunity. In making this comparison, I am not necessarily predicting 100 regular season wins & a World Series title. But, you never know ...
The I-Ron speaks. Heckle on, O My Brothers.