Thoughts for the 4th of July
You know what our founding fathers wanted for this country 230ish years ago? When they were sitting around in their powdery wigs writing the Declaration of Independence? All hot and sweaty, cursing the Philadelphia summer humidity? Thomas Jefferson was forced to ex-out his favorite line in that hallowed document, the little known 11th amendment in the Bill of Rights:
The New York Metropolitans shall, at some moment in excess of two centuries and a score from this date, decimate the team known as the Philadelphia Phillies. They shall play with heart and at the height of their talent, eschewing any defense of sloppy ilk. Their bats shall make constant contact with the ball, and their multitude of hits shall subsequently make it home. The Mets shall dominate.
And so how better to salute our independence than to watch Lady Liberty lift her torch and proudly finish the job started ages ago. To our fair statue I say, Go crack that Liberty Bell wide open.
Come on, Metsies. Do us proud.