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2012 – No Hope…and its only April!

I’ve been a season ticket holder since 1998 and a fan since 1970…and with opening day tomorrow I have never been more disinterested or distressed about the Mets than this year. We are a pathetic excuse for a major league baseball team, let alone one that resides in the greatest city in the world. What a joke. I feel like I am watching a poor sequel for the movie series Major League, only there won’t be any comebacks or miracle wins or against all odds joy and success. Read More

Working Capital

So the Mets owners have now secured a new working capital loan of $40M…..

While the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim have signed a $3B (billion with a B) deal with FoxSports to televise their games for the next 20 years, they have taken those funds and gone out and signed the top free agent players available on the market, including one of the greatest righthand hitters of all time, Albert. Read More

Baseball is fun, but it won’t be soon

I’ve got to admit – perhaps it was denial that the Mets would do ANYTHING this year, or maybe it was becasue I simply had no expectations for them – that our Metropolitans are playing pretty damn good baseball. Flirting with 500 is an accomplishment for this team, 4.5 out of the wildcard, 8 out of the division are all notes that should make one smile. But here’s the thing – we dont. We all know what’s coming…this is just the (relitave) calm before the storm. Read More

We’re being teased

Its crazy to think of how well we’re currently playing with the parts that we have. No Johan, no Wright, no Ike, and basically no Bay. Obviously 3 games under 500 isn’t usually where a club wants to be, but crazy enough – I’ll take it. All of the kids who have come up have done a great job – Turner is still hitting over 300, Pridie and Harris are both playing solid in the field and hitting well, and guys like Capuano and Gee are pitching great, and I haven’t been able to find a single thing wrong with Murph for months! Read More

I’m a fan

The other day while at Citi, watching yet another Metropolitan debocle, I started up a conversation with a fellow fan.

“Its time to sell the team!” I told him, after he commented on my “Who Mad-off With My Team” T-shirt.

After a quick back-and-forth about the current ownership, he looked at me and said, “Well how can you be selling these? You’re too young to know heartbreak – you’re not even a real fan!” Read More

Empathy from a Yankee fan………

Now, before you all get angry because I am a Yankee fan, understand that I know how you all feel.  Back in the days when Steinbrenner was out of control, the Yanks were a laughingstock.  In the late 80’s and early 90’s, they were a shell of what they were and what they have become.  I was crazed with getting George out of the way, because he was involved way too much.  Well, we got lucky and George was banned for two years and the rest, as they say, is history.  Read More

Oy…

Last night’s 7th inning debacle was one of the worst I’ve seen in a LONG time. We simply cannot win with this team…whether it is a lack of defense, a lack of hitting, a lack of pitching, or any combination of the three, we just can’t get the job done with this team. We need new ownership to give New York fans what they need – a WINNER. Read More

Don’t Be Fooled

Don’t be fooled by all of the articles coming out now re Fred and the Mets….New Yorker, New York Times, S.I……. This is not a referendum on how nice a guy Fred is, how gullible Fred might be, how loyal he is…etc. Pure and simple, this is about breathing new life into a badly battered franchise, one that has not won since 1986 and one that must compete with the hated Yanks for hearts and minds of New Yorkers. This is NOT time to rip Fred, this is Time to Sell The Team. Read More