WASHINGTON — If the term “chillax” didn’t already exist, a clever writer (not me, in other words) would’ve coined it Saturday afternoon at Nationals Park while watching the Mets.
For while 28 other major league teams played games that count, and as the Nationals worked to get their COVID-inflicted house in order, the Mets gallivanted around the ballpark like Homer Simpson in The Land of Chocolate, not a care in the world.
“It is weird,” manager Luis Rojas acknowledged. “We’re watching games, we’re seeing everybody’s playing in the league, but at the same time, we understand this is the situation happening. It’s really tough to control once it happens. What can you do? We’re trying to do the best facing the circumstances right now.”
The Mets remain 0-0 through no fault of their own, the Nationals experiencing a mini-outbreak of the novel coronavirus that compelled Major League Baseball to correctly postpone the entire season-opening, three-game series, which would’ve started Thursday, featured the standard Friday off-day after Opening Day and then wrapped up Saturday and Sunday. They aim to begin their season Monday night…