What? The Miracle Mets are in first place … again? Yes indeed. The Mets are in FIRST PLACE . . . Again! The 2015 New York Mets started the season on fire, galloping out of the gate with all of the gusto they could muster. They were the belles of the ball and the queens of the dance. But there was only one problem – it was only April.
The Met’s soon cooled off and chilled out and fell well out of first into 3rd and even fourth place. They fell back and had setbacks and stumbled and fumbled away the lead and it looked like it was all over. All of the experts and know-it-all’s wrote them off and counted them out. But now, they’re back on top, and threatening to take the NL East from the favorites, the Washington Nationals. And these same Mets just swept the Nationals AT Nationals Park! Oh my!
Who would have thunk it? The Mets? Really? Seriously? Do they have another miracle season in ‘em? I for one hope so because I for one love an uncommon comeback, and a terrific turnaround.
Why? Because turnarounds are spiritual. They’re born in Heaven and birthed in eternity. And I believe that the spirit of sports is most evident when a team or a track star or a gymnast or a golfer or a point guard or a place kicker has a great game and a great outing and upsets the favorite and knocks off the front-runner, and wins the day.
So how about you? Come on. Let’s pull for the Mets. They’re just like the rest of us. Like the rest of us, they’ve had setbacks, and let downs and put downs. But now they’ve staged a comeback. So just remember that a setback is just a set up for a comeback.
Come on Mets!
You have turned my mourning into joyful dancing. You have taken away my clothes of mourning and clothed me with joy, that I might sing praises to you and not be silent. O Lord my God, I will give you thanks forever!
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