By: Michael Ganci

Activating Myself from the 15-Day DL

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For those of you who’ve probably noticed, things have been a bit dormant recently here at the Daily Stache.

Truth be told, I work an 8:30-4:30 gig, and I umpire little league as well. To add a cherry on top, I had surgery yesterday to remove a mass that was on my inner left leg. Doctors didn’t think it was dangerous, but I had it removed anyway to prevent any problems in the future.

Despite my issues, I haven’t missed a game. I bleed orange and blue, and I have even hit up four games this year (Stache Tailgate, Wednesday vs. Phillies, Sunday vs. Marlins and Wednesday vs. Braves). After going to just five games last season, I can’t get enough of Mets’ baseball in 2015.

The crazy thing is that everything has not even fallen into place yet. Besides myself, Travis d’Arnaud, David Wright, Zack Wheeler, Josh Edgin, Bobby Parnell and Vic Black have all been hurt, but others have stepped up in their absence, portraying a true “next man up” mentality. Sure, there was a hiccup last night when Jacob DeGrom laid an egg in the little league ballpark known as Yankee stadium, but, spoiler alert…The Mets were going to lose many times before the season is over anyway.

I think talk of playoffs and World Series contention is premature, but there’s nothing wrong about thinking positive about the Amazins’. Think about it, 40 percent of the time (barring injury) the Mets send out the reigning NL rookie of the year and the Dark Knight (Matt Harvey). Bartolo Colon is ageless, and Jon Niese pitched very well his last time out as well. I think the clock is ticking on Dillon Gee’s time in Queens, with reinforcements like Rafael Montero, Noah Syndergaard and Steven Matz waiting in the wings in Triple-A.

The feeling is positive around this team, and I just can’t get enough of that.

About Michael Ganci

Michael Ganci is the Co-Founder of the Daily Stache, along with Matthew Falkenbury. Since 2008, Ganci has eat, drank and dreamt all things Mets, and he'd have it no other way. Feel free to follow him on Twitter at @DailyStache.

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