How many times in modern history has a team hosted the all star game and the World Series?
2013? sure, i'll take it. otherwise, this is not Mets-related, and has no business in this thread.
Rangers have a legit shot, though they'd be hosting games 3,4 and 5 if it should come to that.
back to more pressing matters:
@ Braves - @ Nats - v. Dodgers - v. Nats
12 games against teams the Mets are in direct competition with for a postseason spot, including the only teams between them and 1st place in the NL East.
acceptable: 3-3 on the road trip, 4-2 at home. a 7-5 run against this competition shows they mean business. anything less is a bad, bad sign. they really need to go 4-2 v. the Nats, and start chipping away at the division lead.
preferable: 4-2 on the road trip, 4-2 or better at home. 8-4 sends the message that the Mets will be around come September, and will encourage Alderson to make a smart move or two, knowing the team isn't looking to fold.
discuss...i won't be around here until much later, so i expect good, healthy Metstalk. and god help the MFer who uses the name "Hamels" or "Cabrera"...i'll be in their city 5 days from now and i'll hunt them down.