Man, baseball is so dead to me... I don't even know how it happened. I don't think it's just because the Mets haven't been good, I haven't been following baseball at all. I remember the first time I joined here I made the original Mets "Playoff Push" thread in the locker room.
Still read this thread daily and miss talking with you guys but for the life of me I can't figure out why I just cannot sit through a baseball game anymore. Maybe just getting older and not having the time for it.
The Mets have often been a mockery both on AND off the field in recent seasons. They've done just about EVERYTHING to alienate most of their fanbase. The Wilpons are admittedly VERY hard to take on just about every level...I can barely stomach the sight of them, especially Jeffy, who happened to have the right sperm and egg donor...what qualifies him to be a COO of a major-league franchise, I have NO idea. I think the Wilpons are a couple of amateur buffoons who will only find success when it comes in spite of them.
All of this being said, there are reasons to be getting excited again. For one, this season hasn't derailed, though it easily could have. They've gone 27-23 in their last 50...that's a nice run for a team that looked to be dead to the tune of a 65-win type season, the way they were playing. They do play hard, even if they don't always play well. There are pieces coming through the minor league system that will be making contributions in the near future.
There's reasons to be excited/hopeful, provided Sandy has a productive offseason (he needs to...Met fans have been patient enough). This team has a shot at WC contention next season, if all goes well. The suckage rut should be coming to an end soon.