Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Mets Open the Spring Today, Maybe

Today at 1:10 the Mets are supposed to end every Mets fan's misery and finally start to get rid of the taste out of last year, with their first Spring Training game.  It's hard not to get excited about this, especially considering how miserable last year was.  What's it Alexander Pope said, "hope springs eternal"?

Well hope is one thing, weather systems are another, as it seems like a higher power has decided to make it a close call as to whether or not today's game actually happens, potentially postponing Mets fans off-season torture one more day.  Adam Rubin is tweeting that the weather in St. Lucie isn't looking great, but they seem to be holding out hope.

If the game will be played, Metsblog.com put out some other pre-game notes, here.  In his pre-game post, Cerrone includes the starting line-up which will look something like this:

CF Gary Matthews
2B Luis Castillo
SS Jose Reyes
3B David Wright
LF Jason Bay
DH Mike Jacobs
LF Jeff Francoeur
1B Ike Davis
C Chris Coste

With Figueroa on the hill to start the game.

I'm most excited to see what Ike Davis can do, as I'm sure most Mets fans are.  But beyond that I'll also be interested in Reyes plate approach as a number 3 hitter, to see if it changed from when he was a lead-off hitter.  Oh yeah, and it'll be nice to see Bay and Wright hit back to back, which one would assume they'll be doing all season, just probably not in this order.

Either way....

Here's to hoping the rain holds out...

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