So I do radio, pretty regularly and two different times in two different states today, someone compared the Marlins with the 86 Mets. Ok, I'll grant you the young pitching staff led by an extroverted black rookie, but if you see more than that, you're seeing more than me. I guess you could see some Pudge - Kid comparisons, but there's certainly no Straw, no Mex, and I don't think McKeon does the job Davey Johnson did with platooning and pens.
Doug Pappas - who's article on BP today was awesome as usual - agrees, responding in an email that the Mets had the vastly superior offense.
I'm slightly torn tonight. The Colts play the Bucs in what should be an interesting game, but that will be in the PIP while the A's and Sox tilt. This one should be classic. It could be as good as Game One with great pitching and timely hitting. I think defense will decide this one ... and I'm not really sure who that favors.