The first weekend of the New York Mets season is over. How’d they do?
The Washington Nationals, their opponent, weren’t expected to be one of the league’s better ball clubs. The Mets managed to take the first three games, only to drop the fourth late.
Four games down and another 158 to go, let’s overreact together and make some boldly ridiculous and mostly untrue statements about what’s next.
NY Mets overreaction: Buck Showalter is the greatest manager of all-time
Buck Showalter unanimously won over any doubters with one move. It wasn’t a pitching change. It wasn’t an out-of-the-box lineup card. No. Showalter won everyone over by defending his players and coming to their aid in Friday’s game against the Washington Nationals.
Following an Opening Day where Mets players were getting plunked plenty, the two teams were already on edge. This time, with Francisco Lindor the victim of a hit by pitch, Showalter helped lead a charge out of the dugout.
In doing so, Showalter became the greatest manager of all-time.
Who even remembers which team won the game? Winning doesn’t matter if you don’t have a manager willing to throw fists.
Already, we’ve seen the Showalter Effect in place. Having an experienced skipper is something the organization hasn’t had for several years. Showalter isn’t going to take guff from the opponent. He’s also not going to take it from his team. The Mets look ready to run through a wall for him because he is making it perfectly clear he’d be willing to go headfirst into one for each of them.
Put this man in Cooperstown yesterday and change the MLB logo to a silhouette of Buck while we’re at it!