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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THREE STRIKES AND I’M OUT

STRIKE 1-Chase Utley and Pedro Feliz are going under the knife. Utley with an injured hip and Feliz with  back trouble. Jimmy Rollins would have been on that list but I coudn’t catch him.

Strike 2-The Bronx Robber Barron has turned over the keys to his South Bronx Castle to his baby boy Hal (Michale) which means that Hank (Fredo) will run a casino instead. Shout out to Hank, if Hal wants to take you fishing, run for the hills.

Strike 3-Rob Neyer makes note that Mike Musisna and Sandy Koufax have something in common, both winning 20 games and then retiring. Let this be the last time Mike Mussina and Sandy Koufax are mentioned in the same sentence.

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