My father and I just shook hands, sealing the bet.
The stakes: Ten whole dollars.
What we wagered on: Whether or not the Mets will finish the season in last place.
He has them in the cellar, I do not.
Last year, the Mets finished a full 11 games ahead of the Washington Nationals for last place in the NL East.
Obviously, this looks to be a two-horse race. All the Mets need to do is finish ahead of the Nationals, and I’m the winner. My dad needs the Nats to eek out any sort of lead over the Mets when the two teams finish their end-of-the-season series on October 3.
$10 is on the line. Let’s go Mets!