WHY METS FANS TEND TO SHOUT

 

 

 

 

Of all the baseball web sites out there Mike Silva’s New York Baseball Digest is one of the best and Mike is a great great guy as well. Most time Mike and I see eye to eye on most things about the Mets but this time I have to take issue with his post of yesterday calling out Mets fans and their conduct and complaining about $iti Field.

 

Mike took issue with the way Mets fans treated Daniel Murphy by booing his defense (I agree with Mike here as you fans need to understand that Murphy in the outfield is a work in progress) and the complaining by some about the amenities and obstructed views  at  $iti  Field. Those I can not comment on until I make my way to the new house which I will do on Saturday and for sure I will have a full report for you. 

 

What I would tell Mike and anyone else you wants to take Mets fans to task for behaving badly is when you’re treated like shit, shit happens. From the ownership to the ushers to the concessionaires we Mets fans are treated more as an annoyance than a valued customer. If the Skill Sets ran any other business that relied on customer service like they do the Mets they’d be more broke than how Bernie Madoff left them.

 

Is some of the fan complaints picayune and off base ? Sure. Fans need to cut management some slack as $iti is brand new and the kinks need to be worked out. If long lines and crowds annoy you then stay away until August or even next season otherwise just shut the fuck up and wait for your Box Frites like the rest of us.

 

However, when the true Mets fan, the fan that is true Orange and Blue, the fan who buys all the merchandise, the fan who sits through the 2 hour rain delay to then be told “sorry folks game’s cancelled oh and you don’t get 15 bucks for parking back” is treated like a red headed step child, while the stuffed shirts who care more about Chablis and Chardonnay rather than Delgado and Castillo have Skill Sets lip marks all over their privilege ass. All you here about is the Acela Club, The Ebbits Club, the Caesars Club, and the Metropolitan Club and the rest of us in steerage should be grateful there is indoor plumbing in the cheap seats.  

 

Maybe with this new ball park and new era in Mets history (maybe if the ownership plashed some blue and orange around the place it would common the savage beast in the stands) The Skill Sets will have an Epiphany when they see the Promenade packed like the 7 Train at rush hour and the Club Seats as empty as Amagansett in January and treat the REAL METS fan with the respect that they deserve. Remember Skill Sets to earn respect you must give respect.  

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CAREFULL I’M PACKIN’

Monday mornings after a long weekend are a bitch but it could be worse, I mean I could have shot myself in the leg with an unlicensed hand gun or I could have shown up to work and have my boss tell me go home until maybe Department of Buildings or Department of Transportation take my sorry ass in but no my fella’s welcomed me back with open arms, well as open as they can be when they are clutching ham and egg sandwiches. Anywhoo on to the news of day:

 

I wonder if the Mets are hoping that Oliver Perez turns down arbitration and would be happier with the draft picks than with OP. With all the non activity that has brought the Hot Stove to a crawl as I stated on Saturday I can not figure out Omar Minaya’s game plan at all. But this much I am sure of the natives in the Blue and Orange village are growing very restless and want to see some kind of move being made.

 

Toby Hyde on his Mets Minor League Blog posts about Nick Evans missing in action in the winter leagues. Hyde speculates that Evans who has been ineffective with the bat has been sent home. That’s not a good sign.

 

I find it very interesting that this morning at work we received our yearly e mail on how city workers are not to take tips or gratuities from the public and if you do we risk losing our jobs. Same thing with giving gifts to subordinates and bosses that is a no-no as well. But jacking up baseball executives for free use of a luxury suite with free grub and booze is fine for those employed at City Hall. As I always say never trust a guy in a shirt and tie.

 

From NY Baseball Digest by way of Baseball Prospectus it looks like Manny Ramirez could be on Omar Minaya’ mind come the Winter Meetings next week in Las Vegas. With over 4million fans packing the late Shea Stadium last year, there own state run television network and a brand new pleasure palace that has all it suites filled with New York City’ finest stuffed shirts the last thing me or any other Mets fan wants to hear from the Omar and the Skill Sets is cost cutting. My patience which is in short supply to begin with is getting depleted every day .

 

On this date in the year 2000, Turk Wendell signed a three year deal with the Mets for $9,999,999.99 to go along with his #99 on his jersey.

 

Nice little feature on Jon Matlack in yesterday’s Daily News. I wish it went a bit further as it would have been interesting to read Matlack’s recollection of the 1973 Ya Gotta Believe regular and his  post season performence especially the World Series where Matlack  lost game 1, then came back to win game 4 but lasted just 2 2/3 innings in game 7 .

 

 

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