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Oct 27

Orange And Blue Diary World Series Part One-Sports Talk With Anthony Bonelli And More

Well as Rod Stewart says tonight is the night, that is right fans of the orange and blue, the long hiatus is over. The last mission on the Mets’ playoff journey begins tonight the WORLD SERIES!!!! Conquering this mission is not going to be easy, a better word would be daunting. The Kansas City Royals give the phrase a thorn in your side a whole new meaning. They have speed, their bullpen is considered to be one of the best in baseball, and if that is not enough to convince you that this is going to be a daunting task, they can hit home runs with ease.

Gotham city hits the road tonight as the Dark Knight, Matt Harvey takes the mound, I not only hope Harvey dominates, but also I hope that he has special powers that tell him that he is only pitching on his regular rest rather than the actual truth that he is pitching on nine days rest. The reason why this is my hope is because Harvey by his own admission is not comfortable when he pitches on extra rest. In an article written on May 5 on ESPN.com Adam Rubin wrote that Harvey stated that he was uncomfortable pitching on two extra days rest after suffering a loss against the Philadelphia Phillies. Harvey continued by saying the extra rest affected the sharpness of his off speed pitches. This statement worries me, not only because Harvey is pitching on double the amount of rest, but also because he is pitching in the biggest game of his young career thus far which that in of itself can be nerve-racking. I will be honest; I do not know what to expect from Harvey, my hope is that we all will enjoy another heroic performance from the Dark Knight.

I believe the Mets have the starting pitching advantage, but baseball is a nine inning game especially when playing the Royals. The Royals have made several what seemed to be insurmountable comebacks throughout the postseason. The Mets’ bullpen has been outstanding thus far in the postseason, I hope they do not revert back to the way they pitched in the regular-season, because if they do the Mets are in trouble.

There has been a lot made of the fact that the Mets have not played a game in six days, I have to be honest I do not know if that will have an effect on how the Mets perform in this series, but what I do know is that as a lifelong fan of the New York Mets, I am going to enjoy every minute of what I am sorry to say is a rare occasion for this franchise! So let us all sit back and watch Game 1 unfold, and you can be sure I will eloquently compose my reactions in part two which will be released tomorrow! LET’S GO METS!!!!