It was in the early 1960s that the Kennedy administration, indeed the country itself, was on the brink of World War Three. The blockade of Cuba pitted the USSR, now Russia, and the United States in a game of brinkmanship, two countries eyeball to eyball 90 miles south of Florida, in the waters surrounding Cuba, on the brink of a world war. Warship against warship in close confines. Way too close. And then the gamble paid off. The Russians....................backed down. That was brinkmanship. And now, in circumstances much less dire, the Mets find themselves in a similar position. They're on the brink of going home. Home for the season, their quest unfullfilled. They must win two in a row. This after the St. Louis Cardinals defeated them 4-2 yesterday in St. Louis. Jeff Weaver outpitched the Met's ace, Tom Glavine. The Cardinals go for the knockout punch tonight with their ace, Chris Carpenter, on the hill. It's time for the Mets to put up. Or pack it in until the spring. What do I think? I would like to see a game seven. Bigtime.