On Wild Card Musings

As a Cubs fan :cubs:, I find myself in the awkward position of pulling for — not rooting for — the New York Mets.

I find it awkward for two reasons. One, the pain of 1969, despite being years before I was born, still runs too deep, and thus the Mets choking two years running would be poetic justice. And two, with the Yankees not making the playoffs this year for the first time since the first Clinton administration, I realized that the sports networks would be beside themselves in apoplectic shock if there were no New York team in the playoffs.

Thus, from the very fibre of my being I don’t want to see the Mets advance to the postseason.


From a strategic standpoint, I want the Mets to take the Wild Card and make the playoffs.

Because, if the Mets did, then the Cubs would face the Mets, as the fourth seed, in the first round of the playoffs. And as we’re seeing this week, the Cubs are simply dominant where the New York Mets are concerned.

Let the Phillies deal with Manny and the Dodgers in the first round. Let the Phillies deal with the transcontinental flight.

Go, Cubs, go! :cubs:

Published by Allyn

A writer, editor, journalist, sometimes coder, occasional historian, and all-around scholar, Allyn Gibson is the writer for Diamond Comic Distributors' monthly PREVIEWS catalog, used by comic book shops and throughout the comics industry, and the editor for its monthly order forms. In his over ten years in the industry, Allyn has interviewed comics creators and pop culture celebrities, covered conventions, analyzed industry revenue trends, and written copy for comics, toys, and other pop culture merchandise. Allyn is also known for his short fiction (including the Star Trek story "Make-Believe,"the Doctor Who short story "The Spindle of Necessity," and the ReDeus story "The Ginger Kid"). Allyn has been blogging regularly with WordPress since 2004.

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