Every year at about this time of year, Major League Baseball Teams come out of spring training and start off at a record of 0 – 0. I’ve been a Mets fan (yes there are many of us out there), since as far back as I can remember. I can remember when I used to take the the bus to Shea (now Citi Field) and sit in the nose bleeds for a general admission of $1.50.. Yes I go back that far! By the way that was in the Mid 70’s (the 1970’s not the 1870’s!).
Since my dad and brother were Yankee fans, I went solo to Shea.. I enjoyed every one of my trips.. In the 70’s the Metsies were really really bad, but you couldn’t go wrong for $1.50 and when you got a doubleheader for that price, it was even more special!
So I heard that this year the Met’s management slashed the ticket prices.. The Mets are also for sale (or at least 25%) of them and their ownership is involved in multiple lawsuits. With all this going for the Mets, I truly wonder if there is anywhere for them to go, except to languish in basement of the National League East.
Did you know that for $1.50 you can’t even get to CitiField in NYC from downtown Flushing via the “7” train! BTW, I remember in the 70’s the bus/train fare (even in two fare zones), was 75 cents for each ride!
After the past few years of the Metsie’ breaking my heart, I’m finally at the point where I’m seriously thinking of defecting to the hated Yankees. I guess this is also because my younger daughter is a Yankee fan. The more I think of it, the only reason, I disliked the Yankee’s was because of the late George Steinbrenner and his pusuit of championships by buying talent! Over the past few years, I’ve gone to more Yankee games then Mets Games! I guess that can be attributed to my younger daughter being a die hard Yankee fan! Yes another generation where I’m the only Met fan in the house. With my girl, I’ve gone to a few Yankee games in the past few years and have gone to ZERO games at the newly built Citi Field.
I think this may be the year where I change my allegiance to the team with the pinstripes.. Nah.. Once a Mets fan.. always a Mets Fan..
So this year, my beloved Mets don’t have much of a chance of making any post-season and forget about the World Series! Yet, I’m sitting here thinking, what if? Reyes stays healthy, Beltran’s Knee holds up? Santana comes back in Mid season? We finally get a decent catcher and second baseman? What if we get a decent pitching rotatation?
On the other hand! There’s always Next Season!
So how many games are the Mets going to win this year? How many of my followers are Mets Fans? If you have any thoughts on these pressing matters, let me know!