METS FANDOM: ONCE YOU’RE IN, YOU CAN’T GET OUT

David Brooks has an op-ed piece in today’s NY Times trying to explain to those not of our Blue and Orange persuasion, that once you hitch your fan wagon to the New York Mets, you’re hooked for life.  This paragraph really does sum up what we as Mets fans believe:

So I’ll die a Mets fan, exaggerating their potential, excusing their deficiencies. This week, in Florida, I even detected new virtues in the team. In the early days, the Mets were lovable losers, then miraculous winners, then, in the 2000s, big-spending disappointments. Now they are young and frisky, enthusiastic and charming. I’ll enjoy following this team and exaggerating its promise. I have no choice but to love the Mets. Just as I have no choice but to hate the Phillies.

Brooks is totally on target about this edition of the Mets, they’re an easy bunch to root for.

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GEEZ JON BLAU, THROW ME A BONE WILL YA!

Nice article on Mets.com on my guy Edward Emil Kranepool and his memory of Shea but check out this first paragraph and tell me if I’m being to cranky:

{Mets fans know his name. It titles their blogs, lines their memories of the 1969 championship team and still represents how the franchise blossomed from expansion and into contention}

Hello? Jon,  would it kill you to link the the site or even name it or is it against MLB.com policy to link to indepenent bloggers ?

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