An Opening Night Loss? No Problem!

On Faith And Fear In Flushing yesterday, Jason Fry wrote that the Opening Night game between the Cardinals and Mets at Busch Stadium last night was lose-lose for the Mets and win-win for the Cardinals. A Mets loss would remind of misery, and a win would just remind of what could have been; meanwhile, we Cardinals fans would joyously accept a win, and, if they lost, we'd be more than happy to just stare at that World Championship flag flapping in center field.

Well, the Mets cruised, and Fry's pretty much dead-on: We didn't weep too much last night. Chris Carpenter can't pitch like that all season, So Taguchi will eventually remember how to catch a fly ball and, hey, worst case, we've got Braden Looper pitching Wednesday! It's an odd feeling, watching Opening Day and not being the least bit bothered by a loss, but hey, that's the new reality over here. Check back in if the Birds start 0-7; we suspect the level of grump will be raised to orange by then.

Opening Night Mets Diary [Our Endless Season]
It's Opening Day! And I'll Be Bitter! [Faith And Fear In Flushing]