If I’ve learned anything from the great sports movies of the past it’s that a team of unlikely underdogs is more than capable of winning it all. ‘Major League’, ‘The Bad News Bears’, ‘Rookie of the Year’, ‘Cool Runnings’, ‘The Replacements’, ‘Slap Shots’, ‘The Mighty Ducks’, ‘Caddy Shack’ etc… They all show us that if a team can be convinced to believe and is willing to try strange tactics for success, they can beat the far superior but inherently evil opposition. So…
Lucas Duda needs to sacrifice a live chicken to Jobu so he can, “Hit curveball.”
David Wright needs to organize the infield defense into a “Flying V.”
Break Dillon Gee’s shoulder and hope it heals in such a way to give him a cannon arm.
Whenever Daniel Murphy needs to make a play the crowd at Citi-Field needs to chant, “Na-na-na-na-na-na-na-na-na…”
When in doubt, Johan Santana should just start hitting opposing players with a hockey stick.
The Wilpons should hire a defamed former player (Barry Bonds?) to help train the players.
Terry Collins should get the team arrested so they can perform a choreographed dance number in jail.
Sandy Alderson can even hire a 15 year old girl to be the team’s #5 starter.
Reality doesn’t follow the movies. If it did, the Yankees would have signed Kevin Costner to a life-long contract ages ago. What does follow the movies is that success starts with belief.
I believe in the 2013 Mets. I believe they CAN succeed and that, if the ball bounces their way, they WILL succeed. A baseball season is long.