New York Mets – Deja Vu All over again

You know something, I waited almost 24 hours before I posted this entry about my Mets. Another year and they broke my heart. Last year I promised myself that I wouldn’t go down that path of optimism that this year was going to be different. Well it wasn’t.

The Mets wasted another 5 months of my time following them and hoping that their kismet and or fate would be different from 2007. Well as you know it was not.

I started getting a sense of Deja Vu when they couldn’t hold a 2 run lead in the 9th against the hated Braves. That’s when I should have packed it in and called it a day, but being a die-hard Met fan, I just didn’t believe the number of on-line surveys done by SNY NY that a majority of Mets fans didn’t believe they’s make the post season. I didn’t read the mets blogs. I didn’t listen to my wife, who told me to stop wasting my time on this team. I just sat there like a lump on a log and took it. As a life long Mets fan, this is our kismet I guess.

To have 18 pitchers in the bullpen and not one candidate to replace Billy Wagner is just pathetic. Not to say Billy would have fared much better, knowing the number of saves he blew and his perfomance at the All Star Game.

Watching the Mets day in day out (blow wins) was like watching the same cast of characters and reliving “ground hog day” day after day after day.

Gone are the days of $1.50 general admission seats which I paid when the Mets were absolutely pathetic (in the 70’s), Shea has said it’s goodbye. Willie has been set free. Yet the cast remained the same. I’m suddenly feeling empathy for poor Willie. He was set free, I really don’t see what he could have done differently in 2007 or this year to make this bunch of underachievers, achieve….

I’m actually thinking (yes it is possible) that unless the Mets show me a reason for hope, next year, they will have to earn my loyalty. What a concept. A team earning a fan’s loyalty. Yet knowing my nature, I’ll be the jumping on the bandwagon, when they sign an over priced reliever over the winter. If they sign someone like Johann, we may have a chance to make 3rd place. Notice I didn’t even say Wildcard.

I do hope they dump some of the dead weight they have… Alou, Castillo, Heilmann (I’ve really seen enough of his dazed look). I think Minaya should just line up the truck and except for Reyes and Wright, nobody is untouchable.

Do you think that they will see the jewels they have in Argenes Reyes, Murphy, Evans? Or will they ship them out for over the hill injury prone situation players?

Of course, the Mets will sign another aging superstar, who’s beyond his prime (Write in your selection here: ____________ here).

There I feel much better now, venting my frustration at this franchise that has never had a no hitter. A franchise that seems to give the word “choke” a new dimension.

Yet you know something? I’ll still be watching my Metsies next year in their new digs (Citfield).

I may even spend the $100 or so to take my kids to CitiField there with optimisim that this will be our year. Similar to the chant of “Remember the Alamo”, we can all together say “Remember 1986”. Isn’t this what Keith and Ron were talking about over and over again over the month of September?

Hey you know what? I’m suddenly starting feel the aura of optimisim for 2009. I can almost feel the wave of “change” that’s coming. I can hardly wait for next year when the Metsies take the field in their new ballpark!

I guess, I’m just another Met fan that needs therapy more than their bullpen, who can’t seem to get anyone out without giving up the game tying or losing home run..

All together now: “Lets Go Mets!” “Let’s Go Mets!”.

Now I feel much better and I know that 2009 will end on a happier notes for us die hard mets fans. Well at least I hope so. No wait, I pray that they do.. There I go again, being sentimental, about my Metsies..