Dear NY Mets Fans -
It’s really not a bad as you think. Perk up!
We all know your beloved New York Metropolitans started the season 11 - 1. New manager. Top pitching rotation in the League. Big clutch hitters like Cespedes, Cabrera, and Jay Bruce. “Yeah, we’re going all the way this year…!”
But wait….Ok. Yeah, we know it’s been a tough few weeks.
Over the last 23 games, your team has gone 7 - 16 losing the last two games to the Reds, getting swept two series in a row - first by the Braves and then the Colorado Rockies.
Your pitchers have been plagued with more ‘injuries’, and the once ‘Dark Knight’ has succumbed to his inability to deal with the spotlight of The Big Apple and the temptation of the late night clubs, and recover complete from two over-use injuries.
But it’s only May 11th. Still a ways to go. Chin up!
Another thing - Stop comparing your team to the Yankees. The YANKEES!! I swear, hearing you guys complain about the Mets, then bitch about the Yankees is like listening to George Costanza complain about not being able to eat soup with a fork. FFS!
Newsflash: The NY Mets are not the NY Yankees. They’re not the Atlanta Braves, nor the Arizona Diamondbacks. They are the NY Mets.
Let’s talk Yankees for a minute - that evil ‘big brother’ of a team across town - it’s a different team!
The Yankees have been around for 115 seasons. I often hear Mets fans bitch about how they’re sick and tired of hearing how the Yankees have won 27 World Series championships.
Here are a few facts about the Yankees that may put you Mets fans at ease:
Enough about the Yankees.
Let it go!
Even though it is ‘still early’, the Mets may not have a great year - Or they might. Does that mean that they are not playing baseball? Does that mean you should stop going to games and watching them on TV? Does that mean you should bitch and complain how ONE PITCHER didn’t turn out to be the greatest Mets pitcher of all time? Shall I go on?
Look at it this way - the season has a long way to go. But even if they are still in fourth place, 15 games back in late August, you still got baseball. Have you nothing else that its all about your beloved Mets?!
If you expect your team to win every year - be the best team and provide you with gladiator-style entertainment you may as well call yourself a Yankees fan. Now, I know we don’t want that now do we..?
In a city like NY - ‘The Greatest City in the World’ <SMH> you cannot expect such loud-mouth fans of the cross-town Yankees to make you feel any better.
Hang in there Mets fans. Your team will return to the greatness it had achieved in ’69, ’73, ’86, and 2015. Sit back, watch some baseball, drink some beers, and enjoy the sport.
The Voice of Reason, and a Constantly disappointed Nationals Fan