Pitchers and Catchers today. When was the last time you were excited for this team to begin Spring Training. For quite a few years it has been almost a fake optimism with a brand new year. "The Mets are going to be good this year! We can take this!" Then the good cheer slowly erodes away. Then we get into the doldrums of a hot, boring, crappy summer, with the Mets stinking up the joint. This year, it isn't fake optimism. I actually sense cockiness. Mets fans are cocky! What a weird awesome feeling that this is. I haven't felt it since the 80's. Even when the Mets made the World Series in 2000, I knew we as fans weren't going to get back to that level in the playoffs. In the mid/late 2000's I felt the Mets were never going to really get into the World Series. This year, I feel the Mets have the best shot in a long time in getting back to the WORLD SERIES and possibly winning it. They have the ingredients for it. Pitching, hitting, defense, now let's see if they still have the make up this team had at the end of last season. I can't wait to be down in Port St. Lucie on March 4th to get back to seeing live baseball. Hanging out with 399 of my fellow 7Line Army folks basking in the FLA sun hearing the crack of the bat. The ball hitting the leather of the glove. The murmer of the crowd. This is going to be a fun year.