Thursday, August 12, 2010
Why do they make it so hard?
I've been through 1979, when they drew 600,000. I went through the early 80p's, with George (I don't want to be here) Bamberger. I tolerated 1992 and 1993, with bleach squirting and firecrackers. I lived through 2003 and 2004, with that human disgrace managing the team. But, this may take the cake.
Not only is the team in a free fall, they make it embarrassing to wear your Mets gear. For the first time, I don't want to go to the gym in Mets clothes. Johan (by the way, GREAT job on the mound today) can't control his urges, and Frankie can't keep his family problems at home. Think about it, our closer spent the night in a holding cell, at Citi Field. Wow, just WOW!! And today he was arraigned and goes back to court 9/14. He's on the restricted list-will he ever pitch for the Mets again? Do we want him to?
How much worse can it get? They play with 23 guys every night (Castillo and Perez don't count). They refuse to eat bad contracts, and seem to have no interest in getting better. Their GM can't put s sentence together. The owner is in hiding. WHAT THE HELL???
Where do they go from here? One thing for sure, they have to clean this up. It's hard enough for them in NY with those other guys winning every day. Add in the off-field nonsense, and what valid reason do people have to follow them, and spend money on them? This could be a defining moment for this franchise. They either have been sufficiently embarrassed to radically change things, or they could sit by and watch their fan base erode.
Which is it going to be, Jeff? Your product is starting to smell like garbage in July.