The Return of Billy Wagner

Last night, I went to the Mets game with PooZ, Cash and a bunch of other people and had a great time, despite another Mets loss (seriously, this team is an atrocity against the sport this season).

One really exciting moment came in the eighth inning, when Billy Wagner entered the game for the first time since undergoing Tommy John surgery last year. Even though he was entering in the 8th, with the Mets losing, they gave him the full closer treatment, complete with “Enter Sandman” blasting over the PA. It was easily the most excited I’ve been at a Mets game this season.

Now, understand, I was never a huge fan of Wagner’s when he was the team’s closer, but seeing him come all the way back from his injury was pretty cool. Plus, after the entrance, he went out and pitched a 1-2-3 inning with two strikeouts, so he was easily the Mets best player on the day.

I don’t know how much more Wagner will pitch this season, or if he’ll even do it for the Mets (there are rumors they’re dangling him in a waiver trade, since they’ve already got a ton of money invested in Francisco Rodriguez and J.J. Putz), but I’ll definitely be rooting for him when he does.

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