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The last game of the long, sometimes painful, often weird, 2010 Mets baseball season ended with what we saw most of the year. The pitching was, for the most part, really good. The hitting was non-existent. The game ran 14 innings, and was brought to an unsuccessful close by a typical outing from the terrible Oliver Perez (one out, three walks, one hit batter, one run, no hits allowed).

This was not a great year for my team. But I found a lot to like, in a starting rotation that was often better than the Yankees' starters, in a young and gutsy roster that shows promise for tomorrow, in a home record that tells me Citi Field will be a good place to play for properly built teams. I said going in that the Mets were a .500 team, and they finished just short of .500. So any disappointment was not really accompanied by shock.

Yes, they have a high payroll that didn't return much for the money. Yes, management leaves a lot to be desired. And yes, they need to change a lot to compete in a tough division. But they are still my team, and I will be there again next spring.

I'll just be there without any Mets bloggers. For the most part, I find them unreadable now, full of anger and pain that is wasted on complaining about baseball. I love the sport, but it's just a game and I can't stand the angst of these thin-skinned and somewhat immature fans. Better to just watch on my own and let my eyes tell me what I see without Internet commentary.

So now it's onto the playoffs, where I will root against the Yankees, as is the Mets fans' way, and for good baseball. There are a lot of really good pitching matchups that could come into play and could make the playoffs amazing.
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