The Mets failed to get swept by winning once in Pittsburgh, but they may have succeeded in something else. They may have inadvertently predicted which teams were going to play each other in the World Series.
|Let's go Royal Giants! Let's go Royal Giants! (Getty Images)|
Wearing throwback uniforms to commemorate Brooklyn's Negro League team from the 1920s, the Mets proudly displayed the team's name on their chests. For one day, players like Eric Young, Jr., Curtis Granderson and Lucas Duda were members of the Brooklyn Royal Giants, honoring their Negro League counterparts with a victory.
Four months later, the Kansas City Royals and the San Francisco Giants are leading their respective league championship series, with Kansas City two wins away from its first pennant in 29 years and San Francisco three victories shy of its third World Series appearance in five seasons.
The Mets will need some breakout seasons from their young players and a return to form for several of their veterans in order to reach a Fall Classic of their own. Until they do, it appears as if last June's game against the Pirates will be as close as they will come to wearing a jersey that displays the team name of a potential World Series participant.
If only it were as easy to predict the Mets making it to the World Series next year as it was to foreshadow this year's possible World Series teams.