After 51 years, and tumultuous ups and downs, Mets fans finally have a reason to be happy.
Johan Santana, a 33 year old pitcher coming off major shoulder surgery, threw the first no hitter in NY Mets history. It took him a career high 134 pitches, but he put his balls to the wall and it was the greatest sports moment of my short life.
He did it against the defending World Series Champs, who own the best offense in the National League, against his former teammate and Met great, Carlos Beltran, and against the team that dashed the Met's hope of a World Series title in 2006.
Yea, you can say it had the greatest story line ever.
As the game approached the late innings, 7th, 8th, 9th, I found myself pacing back and fourth in my room, jumping up and down, and sweating like balls.
But, as soon as that 3-2 change-up hit Josh Thole's mit, I started crying like my parents just died. I couldn't hold back the tears and I'm not ashamed to admit it.