Is it time for Eric to start running a box on the home page counting down the Mets' magic number to clinch the NL East? After the sweep of the Phillies, the magic number is 88. And it's only 85 to eliminate the Braves. I think it's a good idea, if only to erase the memory of the "tragic number" feature that ran here (and elsewhere) last year. But what do you think? Take the poll.
Is it time to start a magic number countdown?
It's been so long since the Mets won a division I can't remember what a magic number is, much less how to compute it (3 votes)
Yes-maybe they can clince earlier than the sainted '86 Mets! (9 votes)
No-Are you trying to jinx us? (16 votes)
28 total votes