Like most Mets fans, Jim Breuer is probably dragging today.
That’s what happens when your team loses a 5-hour, 14-inning marathon, a game that saw the Mets battle hard, scratch out a few runs and get the ball to their lights-out closer, Jeurys Familia – only to watch him blow his first save since freaking July by serving up a game-tying home run to the Royals’ Alex Gordon.
Yep, that’s how Game 1 of the World Series went for the Mets, and by the time Kansas City won it on a walk-off sacrifice fly in the bottom of the 14th, it not only felt like fait accompli, it was also well past 1 a.m. on the East Coast. Breuer was back home in New Jersey by then, and boiling at the way things played out – though he couldn’t exactly shout about it, since his family was asleep upstairs. And if you’re familiar with Mets fans, you know they don’t exactly suffer in silence.
Lucky for him, he’s got the perfect way to vent his frustrations. In the first installment of Jim Breuer’s Fandemonium, he recaps a wild Game 1, and brings you the highlights from a day filled with appearances on TV and sports talk radio. Of course, when he got pulled over during one of those radio interviews, he probably should’ve known how the Mets would fare in their first World Series appearance since 2000. Bad vibes, man.
“I knew something was up. As soon as the game started with that home run, it was like, ‘This is going to be weird,'” he says. “Familia blowing the game. Wow. The Royals earned it. The Mets have their work cut out for them. And I’m going to bed.”
Rest up, Jim – because the first pitch of Game 2 is set for tonight at 8:07 p.m. ET.