Mets use hypnosis, breakdancing to steal EOB title from Cards

There’s a new Eye On Baseball Heavyweight Champion in town. (USATSI)
There’s a new Eye On Baseball Heavyweight Champion in town. (USATSI)

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The upstart Mets took three of four from the favored Cardinals and in doing so won from them the Eye On Baseball Heavyweight Championship. 

Wait, the "Eye On Baseball Heavyweight Championship"? What's that? That, friends, is this ... 

The Eye On Baseball Heavyweight Championship, inspired by the valorous glories of professional wrestling, is back for a second season.

The defending World Series champ starts the regular season with the belt. From there, here are our rules.

1. A team must win a series from the champion to take the belt. One game isn't going to cut it, considering it's a 162-game season and teams all view the season in terms of series.

2. If the belt-holder splits a series (two- or four-game series), it retains. Much like on a draw in boxing or a count-out situation in pro wrestling, you don't get the belt unless you actually beat the champion. A tie isn't good enough.

3. If, at the end of the regular season, the belt-holder does not make the playoffs -- and due to the dynamics of this thing, that scenario is entirely plausible -- said team will be stripped of the title for not qualifying for the postseason. Then the winner of the playoffs -- the World Series -- takes the belt and the title into the offseason.

So how did the Mets win both belt and title from the champion Cardinals? With calculated use of hypnosis and breakdancing, obviously. Please regard these official MLB highlights of Thursday's action ... 

Scandalous, but we'll allow it. 

And now for our hallowed Roll Call of Champions ... 

Eye On Baseball Heavyweight Champion2014 title reign
March 31 - April 4
April 5 - April 14
April 15 - April 23
April 24 - Present

The Mets' first title defense starts Friday against the Marlins at home. At stake? The Eye On Baseball Heavyweight Championship ... 

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Dayn Perry has been a baseball writer for CBS Sports since early 2012. Prior to that, he wrote for FOXSports.com and ESPN.com. A member of the BBWAA, He's the author of three books, the most recent being... Full Bio

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