Is the honeymoon over after a night? Did it ever really begin other than a brief press conference?
Here's the thing. With Willie, the Mets beat the Angels. So far without Willie, they can't beat the Angels. Not even with their "ace" on the mound.
On the other hand perhaps given all the chaos of the last 24 hours added to the jet lag of 21,000 miles logged in recent times and well, the Mets have themselves a neat little excuse for a pathetic 6-1 loss to mark the Reign of Jerry.
So was it the distractions brought on by the Mets' moronic handling of the sacking of the manager or John Lackey
As far as I'm concerned this is a clean slate. The Mets are 0-0 this season albeit 6 1/2 games behind the Phillies in the East. You get the idea that ANYTHING would have been preferrable to Willie no matter how badly and illogically Omar went about making his final decision. And let's be clear on something, Omar. Saying something a thousand times aloud doesn't make it true. Your decision and your decision only. Good one. You selling the Brooklyn Bridge with that one, Omar?
Maybe not for Jose Reyes though, who threw a tantrum after
Now, we'll give them that 6-1 loss and forget about it. Call it a Willie hangover and move on.
So long as tonight is a victory, that is.