Any person who has a home built knows you have to do your research. You do not just go to any contractor. You investigate anyone and everyone.
As little girls, we all dreamed about having Barbie’s dream house. We wanted the big house with the fancy furniture. My mother was no different.
My parents had a home built in the Poconos in Pennsylvania a few years ago. It was my mother’s dream since I was a little girl to live there. In 2000, that dream started to become a reality. Yet there were different contractors in PA.
My parents did their research and found LTS Builders to be the best. They’ve never regretted it since. My parents have their dream home and are very happy.
Well, the Mets had the same dream…a new home. It would be a home to be proud of. Until they sold their souls to the devil not once, but twice.
The Mets sold out just by going corporate. To make things worse, they enlisted a union heavily involved with the mafia to build their new dream house.
The Union’s leaders and nine others have been indicted for corruption inquiries. “The men were named in a 29-count indictment that alleges crimes” that include civil racketeering. Other charges include the use of illegal aliens, fraud, perjury and bribery.
These are the guys that built our ballpark.
The end result? Destruction! The park is not even a year old and is already crumbling.
The New York Post spoke about luxury suites, that included the one Jerry Seinfeld owned, had serious water leaks which led to mold. While the Mets were on a road trip, workers had to come in to tear down the walls to find the source of the leak.
There are plenty more where that came from including:
A 4-by-6-foot illuminated sign falling in the field-level promenade during an off day.
A piece of concrete breaking off; it’s now sitting in a field crew’s office.
A black granite capstone on the stadium’s ground-level façade falling off. Yesterday, Mets workers were spotted fixing the broken tile.
And more still.
Do not get me wrong. Anybody who thought this park would come off without a snag is greatly mistaken.
When you build a home, the house has to settle. As it settles, cracks form in the walls, floors will creak, the central air conditioning will be defected, leaky roofs, and more.
Any contractor will tell you to expect these things to happen. It is included in the house warranty as well.
So I am not all that surprised the Mets are having some problems with the new ballpark. What matters is that they get fixed.
Dave Howard, the Mets’ executive VP of business operations, said these problems were anticipated. They had a checklist and knew there would be some snags.
All of these things are going to be addressed. Most of them will have to happen during the off-season. You cannot exactly take care of a drainage system during a baseball season. It takes a lot of work.
So for all of you “fed up” and what-have-you about all of this, I admit I was initially, these are your facts. You cannot have a newly built home without something going wrong.
If you have, give me the name of your contractor. I’d like to place a call to him and see if that’s true.
To the Wilpons, do yourselves and Mets fans a favor. Please do your research. Stay away from the Mafia. This way, we do not have to continue to be embarrassed for your foolish mistakes.
Source the New York Times and the New York Post.