While we were watching one of the games, she took notice of the signs and banners. She got out her crayons and drew a sign for us to display. I still have it.
The sign read, “Go Mets: Will You Win?”. Actually, I’m not sure what the last punctuation mark really is; its sort of a cross between a question mark and an exclamation point. It really didn’t matter though because as we all know, Todd Pratt hit that HR to center field off Matt Mantei to win the game in the 10th inning.
We still laugh about this sign today. If we are watching a game, one of us might say, “Lets Go Mets” and the other might say, “Will you win?”. To us, it is as important as that HR.
This is a fitting sign right now because of the game implosions we’ve witnessed during this road trip. The 11-10 loss against the Colorado Rockies was demoralizing and the 4-3 loss against the Miami Marlins was horrifying.
Over the years, Morgan has given me other Met drawings and sketches. Maybe a picture of Mr. Met and Lady Met. Maybe a picture of a Mets’ World Championship ribbon. Maybe a picture of Patrick the Starfish wearing a Mets’ hat.
This Saturday morning, I will get up and watch Morgan graduate from college. Maybe by the end of the season, Morgan will give me a drawing of the new Mets’ manager.