Terry Collins has the Mets right where they always seem to be at this point in the season: in contention. Now comes the tricky part.
Welcome to UniBowl 2095. All colleges have been consolidated into two, East and West. All sponsors have been consolidated by product. But don't be afraid. Familiar voices still bring you the one football game.
The Mets can't see the playoffs from here. The Cubs will wait 'til next year. Again. And yet, the game's charm is revealed even in a mid-September series in which the stakes are small.
Our culture fetes winners with praise, but losers are actually far more lovable ... and more human.