Confidence and visualization can go a long way.
The Mets last appeared in a World Series in 2015, last won one a World Series in 1986 and have generally been considered one of the most snakebitten baseball teams in recent memory.
Well, they’re celebrating like it’s ’86 again — only way, way earlier. In videos posted on Wednesday, the Mets were practicing defense and their World Series celebration after securing the final out.
Mets are celebrating catching the final out of Game 7 World Series. You’ll want the sound all the way up for this one. pic.twitter.com/0GGYrHLBsU
— Deesha (@DeeshaThosar) March 10, 2021
For the last rep of this situational drill, the Mets acted as if they were in the bottom of the ninth, with two outs, in Game 7 of the World Series.
Here’s their celebration.
Practice for later this year? pic.twitter.com/uTkgzYoZNi
— Justin Toscano (@JustinCToscano) March 10, 2021
Mets manager Luis Rojas explained that the goal of the simulated contest was to complete 27 outs without making an error, a task which Mets players took seriously.
Dom Smith on the Mets celebrating like they won the World Series after a fielding drill:
“I believe in putting great things and positive things into the universe and I feel like it’s more likely to happen” pic.twitter.com/t204ML81FY
— SNY (@SNYtv) March 10, 2021
There’s plenty of cause for optimism for New York, with a new boss in town and the Mets swinging a big-time trade for Francisco Lindor and Carlos Carrasco over the winter.
Carrasco is currently on the shelf with a minor elbow issue, but hopefully he’ll be back in time for the next Mets practice celebration.