The wait is over, New York Mets fans. After 15 years of waiting, the Orange and Blue are finally going back to the World Series!

All postseason song, the Mets rode dominant young starting pitching and the scorching hot bat of Daniel Murphy, in the end taking home their fifth National League pennant in franchise history.

Following the game, MLB Network Radio caught up with members of the Mets to talk about the NLCS win, including team captain David Wright. Wright is the longest tenured member of the team, and the trip to the World Series has been a long time coming for the third basemen.

“I don’t think it’s quite hit me that we get a chance to go to the World Series – the next game that I play is going to be the World Series,” Wright said. “I can’t be more proud of this team, I can’t be more excited for this city, this organization, this fan base. This fan base has been starved for winning teams and now we’re right up there with the ’69 Mets, the ’86 Mets, the 2000 Mets. I mean, this is something cool.”

MLB Network Radio also spoke to manager Terry Collins, who’s not only managing in the postseason for the first time in his five years with the Mets, but also in his 11 seasons as a big league skipper.

“When I was in the fifth grade, the New York Yankees were in the World Series and my mom – they had to play day games – and I was such a fan and she just said ‘Look, I’ll write you a note so you can come home and watch the World Series today.’ And now I’m going to be in it, and it’s the greatest thrill I can imagine.”

Collins also talked about the team’s starting pitching this October, and the historic performance by Daniel Murphy at the plate.

“They’re tremendous, those kids are going to be great,” he said. “I spent five years watching Barry Bonds, and I never saw anything like this.”

Starting pitcher Matt Harvey, who was the first of the Mets’ current group of young starters to arrive to the Majors, talked about how he felt watching the game from the bench.

“That was the most nervous game I’ve ever been a part of, and I wasn’t even playing,” Harvey said. “I was pacing the dugout, and I knew with the bullpen that we’ve had, and the defense that we’ve been playing it was probably over, but you never want to get too excited,  and I was pretty nervous.”

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