Back in spring 1995, Generation K was going to change everything for the Mets , a downtrodden club known three years earlier as “The Worst Team Money Could Buy” that went on to lose 103 games in 1993. Jason Isringhausen , Bill Pulsipher and Paul Wilson were supposed to be the saviors, just like Dwight Gooden and Darryl Strawberry a decade before them. As it turned out, the splashy nickname was the best thing about that injury-ravaged pitching trio, which amassed a grand total of 31 wins — including 21 by Isringhausen — and never materialized into the dominant rotation everyone dreamed it would be. Fast-forward to 2012 and the Mets are preparing for the next generation, though attaching the K this time probably is out of the question. Still, Zack Wheeler, Matt Harvey and Jeurys Familia are the physical embodiment of hope for this wayward franchise. ~ David Lennon, Newsday
Second verse, same as the first? Let’s hope not. Fingers crossed, everybody.