It has finally come, Mets fans. The 2009 season has officially finally ended.
Now it is time to say farewell to our team. Good riddance is more like it!
Time to say goodbye to all of our friends and Mets family.
Though this was definitely a season to forget, few of us will. Never have I witnessed a season such as this with so many injuries which resulted in the decimation of this ballclub. Most of our favorites, sadly, went down and just could not get back up.
I am sure there were a few who went down who just will not come back to the Mets next season either, like Carlos Delgado. Fans had no chance at saying goodbye to them. So here on CFoD, we bid adieu.
To those who came in and worked their tails to try to help, like Angel Pagan who really stepped up his game and Jeff Francoeur, we thank you and salute you.
To players like Carlos Beltran who put himself last and the team first, we will always love you for it. Your hard work and determination has set a great example for poor players such as Jose Reyes.
Offseason acquisitions like Francisco Rodriguez proved futile as the team seldom managed to give him a lead to work with. However, we probably will not forgive him for the mistakes he did make.
CFoD player of the year goes to Luis Castillo. I cannot remember a player who has turned it around and told everybody to “shut the hell up”. So many wanted him out. The Mets believed in him. Castillo did them proud. We will see you next year, my friend.
Despite the horrible season, I have to say I came away with so much more. I made a tremendous amount of friends and received some great opportunities for writing about the Mets and Yankees. I will always be grateful to the New York Mets for that. The friends that we have made will last for a lifetime, where a season only lasts for 162 games.
So at the end of another season, Mets fans lick your wounds, but shed no tears. Go ahead and be angry. You have every right. The offseason will prove to be crucial to what next year will bring us.
The Mets know what needs to be done. Rest assured they will try. Yet whether they do or do not accomplish all of the goals they set, come back next year and cheer for your team. No matter what, you will always bleed the blue and orange that makes the Mets.
Come back next year to continue to make new friends. Come back next year to cheer for your team. Come back next year to prove your loyalty.
Just come back!
I’ll be there. Will you?
My new slogan for next year?
Put up or shut up! No excuses!