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Wednesday, October 04, 2006

Well, a little adversity never hurt anybody . . . .

News flash: all the Mets starters have come up lame, and Jose Reyes is set to start the opening game of the 2006 playoffs. No problemo. The Mets managed to go through an entire season without facing the kind of adversity that threatened their making the playoffs. Adversity is one of the five tests each team and player must learn to handle to become a winner. The other four are pressure, opportunity, success, and maintenance.

The Mets will face their first real challenge of the season, beating a pretty good Dodger team without two of their top starting pitchers. They were going to have to overcome adversity to win the World Series, so maybe it will end up being a blessing in disguise that they are faced with this situation so early in the proceedings.

I still think the Twins will go all the way, and that the most important series is Minnesota-Oakland. If Oakland beats Minnesota, I think they will go all the way. Their 4th starter, Rich Harden, is better than most teams' number one starter.

The Mets can still beat LA, but it will require a true team effort of stepping up to replace the legendary pitchers they have lost.

Let's Go Mets!

© Judy Kamilhor 2006


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