~July 2009: Jeff Francoeur gets traded from the Braves to the Mets. At the time, we are pissed off because at the time, Ryan Church was our best player. Frenchy then makes Omar Minaya look like a genius and we forgive him...for today.
~Later in 2009: Billy Wagner returns from surgery, and goes to the Red Sox after the Mets decide that we don't need him because the whole team is hurt and the Mets are out of the playoff hunt anyway. Mets get Chris Carter in return.
~2010: Billy Wagner is named closer of the Atlanta Braves. Billy Wagner does good for the Atlanta Braves, making Mets fans scratch their heads and say, "Why couldn't he do that for us?"
~Yesterday: In a tie game, Bobby Cox relies on his closer to get to the bottom of the ninth inning unscathed. Bobby probably figured it'd be easy, because it was the bottom of our line-up. WRONG. Jeff Francoeur sticks it to both the Braves and Billy Wagner in one swing. As I'm sure that Frenchy has done the same thing while he was a Brave and Billy was a Met, we have now entered the Backwards Bizzaro World.
Of course, in the Backwards Bizzaro World, the Mets perform in the clutch and get good hitting, pitching, and make sweet defensive plays. Meaning, our stay in the Backwards Bizzaro World could very well end tonight, so enjoy it while it lasts.
David Wright Strikeout Counter: $11.50