Chapter 1: Captain America And The Winter Soldier Still Together Despite Everything
Captain America And The Winter Soldier Still Together Despite Everything
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Three days ago, we reported Steve Rogers' disappointment in the Mets' 7–3 NLCS loss. They should've had their second World Series appearance in three years—but, well, with them being the Mets, they blew it spectacularly. (Asdrúbal Cabrera's error should be taught worldwide on how not handle what was an easy lineout to first. Yikes!) They're now heading back to New York, and the Dodgers are preparing to battle it out against the Boston Red Sox. It just goes to show you postseason is as cruel and merciless as the 162-game regular season.
But while the Mets and their fans alike nursed their bruised egos, some of you were busy speculating a breakup was in our favorite super-soldiers' near future given their reported demeanor at Dodger Stadium. Now, we don't take this accusation lightly at Deadspin. Baseball is a very passionate game. Emotions are often running high. Reason is temporarily tossed out. Things are bound to be said in the heat of the moment. This, however, is all very ridiculous.
They survived the Great Depression, World War II, decades upon decades of brainwashing, and made it out the other side—together. How romantic is that? Honestly, only Barack and Michelle Obama rival Captain Rogers and Sergeant Barnes in couple stability. If—and this requires so much suspension of disbelief I'm not even laughing—Rogers and Barnes ever broke up, the riff would be caused by something larger than baseball. This shouldn't be up for debate; it's irresponsible. And so unequivocally false.
Luckily, I am here to inform you all this posturing was for nothing. It turns out Steve Rogers is still in the Greater Los Angeles Area. He recently was recently spotted making eyes at James Barnes inside an In-N-Out. (Double-Doubles are a favorite amongst superheroes, too!) And, last night, Magic Johnson heavily suggested they will be attending the first two games of the World Series. This might not have been the outcome Rogers wanted, but he seems perfectly a-okay with supporting his partner's team for the time being.
I don't make habit in saying, "I told you so," but see? Love wins.
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Chapter 2: Mets Look to Captain America as They Cope With Loss
Bold of me to assume the Mets weren't going Mets it up four years ago
Baseball | METS 3, DODGERS 7
Mets Look to Captain America as They Cope With Loss
By HANNAH GRANT Oct. 22, 2017
LOS ANGELES — Although he preferred the anonymity and seclusion of the top deck at Dodger Stadium, Captain Steve Rogers made an exception for tonight's elimination game.
"I made a deal with Bucky," Rogers said. "If the series reached six, we would sit behind home plate. It's a very important game."
And if the series went to seven?
"We would've sat behind home plate again," Rogers said, laughing. "I hate it. That goes without saying. I don't like broadcasters calling our every move when there's an exciting matchup on the field. But Buck's been real understanding. It was high time I paid him back."
Rogers sounded wistful while talking to curious reporters, a lightness not often associated with Captain America. He gained notoriety four years ago after pledging allegiance to the New York Mets.
"I rediscovered baseball at Citi Field. It felt like a betrayal when I learned what happened," Rogers said. "I grew up listening to games on the radio. When times were good, my ma and I joined Bucky's family at Ebbets Field. This is the next best thing."
The Mets went 10-25 to open the season as injuries mounted and sidelined much of its celebrated pitching staff. After Ace Noah Syndergaard and Jacob deGrom returned, the Mets finished the season 90-72, robbing the Colorado Rockies of the second Wild Card spot.
"The Mets played hard this season. They should be proud of what they accomplished," Rogers said before parting ways. "There's always next year."