As for the Mets, their lead over the Phillies has been tenuous over this past week, but today's results have restored the margin to two and a half games going into this final week of the season. The magic number is down to five, and this fan has just a bit more confidence in our ability to extend the season into October and make a run at the big prize.
Something I forgot in the last entry: on the checkout line at Wal-Mart today, the guy in front of me had no ID, and also mentioned that it was his birthday today. A few seconds later, he disclosed that it was also his mother's birthday. In my 9,642 days of life to date, I have never met anyone who has shared that distinction with me.