So, with the final day of play before the strike, and a matter of being at the right place at the right time - a Marriott three blocks away from Camden Yards - my father looked at my mom and said, “I think I’m gonna give it a try.”
After the 2018 season ended, I was stoked. I, after years of wondering of who the Mets second baseman of the future would be after trading away Dilson Herrera in 2016 (coincidentally, he’s back, I finally had one name on my mind: McNEIL.
I, along with many other die-hard Mets fans, was very disappointed in the 2013 Mets. It was an unmotivated mess. It really bordered on lack of passion. I almost gave up on the team for the season. However, the play and hustle of Eric Young, Jr. kept me around.