2015-10-21 / Editorials

Mets In Championship Series

As we go to print, the New York Mets are halfway to the World Series! Having easily won the first two games of the National League Championship Series against the Chicago Cubs, this is the closest they have come to the World Series since 2000. It has been a bit longer for the Cubs.

With the total number of seats at 41,922 and capacity, including standing room, of over 45,000, Citi Field drew its largest crowd ever on Sunday – 44,502 – in its sixyear history.

Mets second baseman Daniel Murphy, who has hit five post-season home runs has been drawing comparisons to Carlos Beltran, Carlos Delgado, Mike Piazza and Rusty Staub for his post-season performance. He is hot right now, and is considered a major threat by the Cubs who chose to walk him in favor of facing slugger Yoenis Cespedes, who, as noted by a surprised Murphy, has hit 35 bombs this year. We were thrilled to see David Wright, who has had a difficult year, even had his moment.

Also thrilling the crowds are Noah “Thor” Syndergaard, Curtis Granderson, and closer Jeurys Familia. It is an altogether powerful ensemble of players, and it is gratifying to see them all working together in sync.

We are obviously impressed with our Mets, and will continue to cheer them on with our editorials as long as they are in the running. We hope it will bring continued luck to them.

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