Congratulations to the New York Mets, who clinched the National League East tonight and finally shook off that tomahawk-chopping monkey off their backs. But thanks to some historic antics at Chavez Ravine tonight courtesy of Jeff Kent, J.D. Drew, Russell Martin, Marlon Anderson, Kenny Lofton (way to draw a walk, Kenny!) and, of course, Nomar "Walk-Off" Garciaparra, I'm flying high on the anything's-possible kind of thrill that only baseball can deliver and holding out hope for a rematch of that 1988 Mets-Dodgers NLCS. It can't possibly get any better than this, can it?
UPDATE 9/21/06: Well, two losses to the Pirates and a surging Philly team later, it certainly could get better, and it could get worse. With 10 games to go, here's some fine mojo for you Dodger fans (and fans of games of the century-type stuff) who might have missed it or who just can't stop reliving it.