It ranks third, right behind "Win one for the Gipper" and "Tippecanoe and Tyler too." Mets manager Terry Collins says the message he wants to deliver is, "We're better than people think we are."
What better image for all the young fans like me at Shea back then, on the cusp of their adulthood, to carry into middle age for their children: that despite setbacks, sometimes nice guys with heart and perseverance do actually finish first.
Gary Carter was among the best catchers in Major League Baseball history, but, for me, he'll always be the man that took the time to respond to my Bar Mitzvah invitation.
How can you not love the Tim Tebow story? Everyone continues to knock him and his religious beliefs and all he does is win.
I'm amazed by the flack New York Mets shortstop Jose Reyes is getting. I'm especially astounded by the comments from those who should know their baseball history better.
While you can very logically conclude that 2011 was just more of the same, anyone who has closely followed this organization knows that this season was a step in the right direction.
The NFL has sent a memo to all the teams to warn them about faking injuries. Teams could face disciplinary action. What? There's faking in football?
What a come on. A carpet company in Dallas offered free flooring and counter tops if Josh Hamilton of Texas hit a grand slam homer.
No one was more surprised than I to discover that the keys to healing for these 30-plus adolescents and young adults would be found at Yankee and Shea Stadiums.
In addition to the San Diego Padres, the New York Mets are one of two teams in Major League Baseball to have never thrown a no-hitter. They have certainly come close.
As the Mets finish yet another disappointing season in 2011, where do we go from here?
Where was Selig's "civil rights" voice when a wave of racist and classist hysteria swept the LA media/establishment blaming the tragic opening day fan beating on young LA Latino "gangbangers"?
With runners on first and third, a pitcher sometimes fakes a pickoff throw to third, while trying to catch the runner at first. It worked last night. Angels pitcher Jordan Walden nailed Curtis Granderson with the ploy.
If you happen to be a San Francisco Giants fan, of course you're out of your chair cheering the trade sending switch-hitting Mets slugger Carlos Beltran to the World Series champion Giants for a certifiable blue-chip pitching prospect.
I want to focus on one player in particular who seems to be undervalued on this team on a very consistent basis: Daniel Murphy.
The reality is that several contending teams are lining up the door, prepared to give the Mets whatever it takes to acquire you.