Mets Discover the Edge of Seventeen

June 28, 2012 12:00 AM

Mets Discover the Edge of Seventeen

" There's always been something about Wrigley Field.

It's more than the extra day games, the beer-soaked bleachers, the old school scoreboard and even the ivy on the walls that makes the place special. It is the way that games there have a way of frequently taking on shapes that you rarely see in baseball's other ballparks.

Days when a cold wind is blowing in and wreaking havoc on players and fans alike are tempered with days when gusts take balls out onto the street to result in 12-10 scores that can sometimes seem almost Little Leagueish in the way that absolutely anything can and will happen. That brings us to Wednesday afternoon and the sudden arrival of the Mets offense.

One of the beautiful things about baseball is that a team can do absolutely nothing right two straight days and then play an almost flawless game the next day. The Mets plucked that string on Wednesday by unloading all the bad feelings of Monday and Tuesday on the Cubs in a 17-1 victory "

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