Mickey Callaway
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New York Mets manager Mickey Callaway isn’t looking forward to watching other ballclubs in the postseason this coming month.

Contrary to the momentum that was felt much of the second half of the season, the New York Mets will be playing golf this next month. Not actually, that’s just a metaphor for them not making the postseason.

New York was eliminated last Wednesday after the Milwaukee Brewers took down the Cincinnati Reds 9-2. The Mets needed to win out and the Brewers to lose out at the time.

So now, the Mets will have to succumb to seeing or hearing about other ballclubs’ postseason experiences. Of course, that wasn’t

New York’s first choice for what they’d be doing this time of year. Manager Mickey Callaway, with the ties to his job not exactly residing in a double knot, isn’t looking forward to it either.

“[The last day was] very emotional. You’re not where you want to be,” Callaway told reporters on Sunday after the Mets’ 7-6 win over the Braves in 11 innings. “This is going to stink going home and having to watch all of this. I remember doing it last year, I’d never done it as a manager, having to sit there and watch the playoffs. It’s not fun. You’re pretty pissed off every game you watch.

“So, it’s an emotional day, I love the way we won the game. I’m glad those guys get to celebrate a little bit like that and go into the offseason like that. But, the next month is going to suck.”

It was a wild ending to a wild 2019 season. Utility player Dominic Smith hit a walk-off three-run home run in the bottom of the 11th inning to defeat Atlanta 7-6. It was his first at-bat since July, as he was just activated last week off the injured list.

This next month won’t be so fun, Callaway’s right about that. However, it could definitely be worse for him, and it might be as early as this week.

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Ryan Honey is a staff writer and host of the Wide Right Podcast.