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Mets Pretend To Win The World Series At Practice, And It Was Painfully Corny

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We’re just a few hours into our Wednesday, and the New York Mets are already a lock for the corniest video of the day. At practice, they pretend to record the final out in Game Seven of the World Series before playing a single game this season.

It’s a tough watch:

They mean well, but man is that cheesy. I guess they should visualize themselves as champions before it ever happens, but they probably should keep such mindfulness in house. Cameras are everywhere, and now the team has unwittingly put pressure on themselves by making their goals public.

New Mets’ owner Steve Cohen has no problem embracing the “title or bust” motto, and for that, he deserves some credit. For his sake, we hope he delivers. However, knowing the Mets–this thing is about to collapse on their heads.

Written by Gary Sheffield, Jr

Gary Sheffield Jr is the son of should-be MLB Hall of Famer, Gary Sheffield. He covers basketball and baseball for OutKick.com, chats with the Purple and Gold faithful on LakersNation, and shitposts on Twitter. You can follow him at GarySheffieldJr

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  1. Oh this is not the first time this is happened. It’s actually a visualization coaching technique I’ve heard other coaches practice, but typically in basketball. Digger Phelps, I believe, started this with his Notre Dame team that upset UCLA in 1974. The week of practice leading up to the game he had the team practice cutting down the nets to help them visualize success and cement that attitude heading into the game where they were heavy underdogs. I think other coaches have done this too(Maybe Jimmy V at NCST?). It can’t hurt. You’ve got to practice a LOT more delayed gratification if you’re doing it in spring training of a baseball season though 😆.

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