When the Mets were 5-13 and we were all accepting our fates as the punch line of New York, not one of us die hards was looking forward to this July version of the Subway Series. We all pretty much assumed the Yankees would be running away towards another 90+ win season (they are), and the Mets would be in the middle of a fire sale, already looking towards 2012 (They are not!).
Instead, the Amazins are shocking the city and making a push to get in the wild card race as we approach the All-Star break. Coming off a great 4-2 road trip against two first place teams, the Mets now come home for a Subway Series that has a lot more juice than we thought it would have. And this is not JUST a weekend for bragging rights- these games are huge for the orange and blue and their standing in the National League as well.