Mets-Cardinals: The Tale of Two TeamsApril 18, 2010
After last nights 20 inning marathon I started to think about what would the Mets fan reaction be today if Jerry Manuel had used two pitchers to bat in a key moment of the game and then sent two different position players to mound to pitch the way Tony La Russa did.
In response to the managerial decisions La Russa made, Daniel says:
A lot of people aren’t going to put that game at the top of the “Tony La Russa is a genius” pile.
In response to my comment that Mets fans would be killing Jerry Manuel today if he had made those moves, Daniel says:
Tony La Russa has earned more than that here, plus the fanbase isn’t likely to get completely up in arms over one game. The team actually was in a good mood after it, appreciating what happened and just accepting the insanity of the whole thing, so that probably would help temper long-term resentment.
These statements by Daniel really tell the difference of two organizations that have gone in opposite directions ever since Yadier Molina’s game 7 NLCS HR in 2006.
Since the 2006 NLCS:
I guess this shows the difference between not getting completely up in arms over one game (Cardinal Fans) as oppose to a need to win every game and living on the edge (Mets Fans)…