Mets Fans Are On The Outside Looking In

While the Twitter-verse is blowing up over the Rays-Royals deal after just toweling off over Zack Grienke signing a 6 year $147 with the Los Angeles Dodgers (seriously are we sure the Dodgers weren’t bought by the U.S .Congress?) we Mets fans are like a bunch of street urchins staring at the bakery window praying that we can fill our empty belly’s with a day old bun.

The news out of Mets camp is about banners and bobble heads and circus coming to Citi Field instead of big strapping power hitting outfielders joining the big league club or the stay of execution of a Cy Young Winning knuckleballer and a couple of reliable relief pitchers.  It’s great that the Mets are putting tickets on sale earlier than usual but in all honestly before I buy a ticket for the performance I need to know who’s in the cast?  I’d love to go see Macbeth but with Pauly Shore playing the Scottish Lord I’d pass.   

I am trying to remain patient but as the days go on without any type of player movement, I’m leaning toward the Yogi-isim of “it gets late early” which will soon lead me to my favorite axiom “shit or get off the pot”.  I really, really want to participate in the season of Mets in 2013, I have my discretionary income sitting in an empty Chock Full O’ Nuts can waiting to purchase tickets. I want to go to all the  Tchotchke Days, I want to sit in Section 514 of the Promenade Infield with my scorebook on a warm summer day, I live for these kind of moments, and all I ask of the Mets is to make an effort to put out a team on the field that I can root for.  I just do not want to see a team where the majority of the roster is made up of players who rolled over and played dead for last four late summers. I’m not asking much and I’m willing to pay in U.S. currency for it.

So many people are killing Dayton Moore today for trading off Wil Myers Baseball Americas Minor League Player of the Year and P Jake Ordorizzi the #1 and # 3 prospects in the Royals system along with two other lower ranked prospects  for pitchers ” Big Game” James Shields and Wade Davis. For all the heat Moore is taking, I have to give him props for having the balls to be bold. He’s not standing by he’s taking a shot by adding a consistent top of the rotation starter in Shields and a reliable reliever in Davis.

If we have learned anything from the last couple of post seasons, the team that is playing at its best in August and September are the teams that make the big post season runs. Teams like the Mets who think the season ends at the All Star Break each season are left to lament how to get better. It’s December 10th and right now the Mets are not any better than they were when the season ended. So far it’s “it gets late early “but we’re not far from “shit or get off the pot”

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ALL I GOT A SHEA STADIUM TODAY WAS A LOUSY T-SHIRT AND A LOSS

Just back from Shea and Game 1 of todays day/nighter with a few observation and a rant.

 

Petey is now a major concern for the Mets as he had nothing today after coming off a start where he wasn’t feeling right and working out with his personal trainer and having an extra day off. The extra days rest helped with his velocity but his fastball is as flat as a tortilla and when he can’t get that breaking ball over consistently for a strike it sets up that meatball fastball and whole lot of trouble.

Tonight J-Man has to go with his eight best men, and throw the lefty/righty bullshit out the window. Here is the line up I’d go with for tonights waterboard broadcast on ESPN:

Dirty Jose ss

Dropkick LF

Sugarpants 3b

Carlito’s Way CF

Del-GOD-O 1b

Flushing House of Worship RF

Off the Schined C

Gimp 2b

$19mil dollar man P

The Mets played todays game like there was no sense of urgency I know players are much different from fans as we take every pitch like it’s life or death but my God this Mets team should have come out fired up after losing Friday night instead they played like shit. There was no batting practice and no infield practice so add that to no game yesterday (in fact the only player it seems who was at Shea yesterday was Billy Wags so they all had a full day off) Hard to believe but  this team better play tonight like their hair is on fire.

The Skill Sets own the Mets and they also own the Brooklyn Cyclones, so it’s a head scratcher to me how both places treat their customers so differently. Today at Shea as we entered Gate E, we had got on the bag check line because my wife is not happy until she smuggles in bottle water, cracker jacks and sandwhices. Me, I bring a binder with notes of stats a scorebook and pens, pencils and a radio. Really not much to check. The rent a cop doing the checking at the Gate today must work also at one of the area airports as she was pulling out every item out of people bags. She was wearing batting gloves to sift through fans belongings and opening up bottles of water and sniffing them. I swear I was waiting for her to have fans drop their pants and spread their butt cheeks. Some of the other guards were laughing their ass’s off at this as they waved my family and the family in back of us around before we were subjected to a body search.

How the fuck did all the Philly fans get into Shea this afternoon? I swear to God I’ve been going to Shea Stadium for all forty-four years of it existence and never have I’d seen this many Phillies fans here. I guess they all had tickets to yesterdays rain out but what did they do sleep at homeless shelter in Jamaica? The Upper Deck was sparse in the LF/RF corners and the Field Level and Lodge had spots of empty seats so I guess for a make up game it was ok but I was expecting a full house as this is a pennant race. Hopefully tonight the place is packed with METS FANS!!!!!!!!

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