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A Quiet Storm

I gave up picking on Lucas Duda for lent. Henceforth, it's important to understand that Lucas Duda's four strikeout day against the worst team in baseball means nothing. He's working on a new stance which is quieter, and spring training is meaningless.

I don't know if I am writing this to convince you that this is meaningless, or to convince myself that this is meaningless. Or to help keep a promise to a higher power. But let's be real, if Duda got four hits against the Astros I wouldn't even think anything of it, right? "It's just spring training. The Astros stink." So why should I overreact to Duda's golden sombrero? It's going to be okay, right?

It must be that Post Traumatic Mets Disorder that Coop keeps talking about. That must be why I'm even giving this a second thought. It's going to be all right. This in now way is a bad sign for things to come. Hell, we should be so luck to have a left fielder like Duda when other teams lose theirs for ten weeks. Makes no difference that Duda is spending two days in the Grapefruit League not being able to hit an actual grapefruit much less a baseball.

Nah. Means nothing. Remain calm.