The Mets are a flawed team, but one of them isn’t attitude.
When asked what he liked best about his team he said “character,’’ that he has 25 players who mostly hustle and not give up on the play.
It has created a sense of chemistry. These Mets, unlike previous teams in recent years, really like each other and it goes beyond a whipped cream pie to the face during a TV interview.
These Mets genuinely like each other and it shows. Catch glimpses in the dugout during a game and you might see Johan Santana showing the grip of his change-up to another pitcher, or Jason Bay demonstrating hitting mechanics, in particular, how his shoulders are dropping.
The Mets have struggled at times, but they’ve never quit on Jerry Manuel and his message. Manuel has the clubhouse.
“When you have a clubhouse full of guys that buy into the system of winning first and having each other’s back, you tend to go out there and be more unselfish,’’ said David Wright. “When you have guys who truly come to the park and their No. 1 priority is winning, then there is a different chemistry there than teams that come to the park and you have 25 individuals worry about getting theirs.
“We have guys when they walk in through that door, their No. 1 priority is to win that game that night.’’
Let’s see if they take that chemistry to Baltimore this weekend.