April 28, 2012

Impressed though we may be by the uncanny imitation of the 1962 Mets that this year’s squad turned in last night, we resolve to accept no substitutes.  Setting the Wayback Machine to exactly 50 years ago today, we find the New York Mets winning a ballgame for only the second time, a stirring come-from-behind affair highlighted by back-to-back-to-back home runs by Frank Thomas, Charlie Neal and Gil Hodges.   But I come to bury the Mets, not praise them—and to that end, I must sadly conclude that once more we must look elsewhere in our search for the “yo la tengo” moment (it wasn’t here or here either).  Admittedly, some of our research may be inconclusive, as evidenced by this play from the top of the 5th inning: