I Dare You

By / November 2, 2009 / Uncategorized

I took the express bus home from my job last night. I worked a long shift and was exhausted, but I managed, like a good shopaholic that I am, to get in some early Christmas shopping done.

The bus crosses the Major Deegan to get to the Bronx. Yes, I am a Mets fan, born and raised, who lives in the Bronx. Anyway, I looked across towards Queens and could see the big sign at Citi Field lit up, probably still thanking the fans or talking about tickets for next year.

I began to think about the dreams and expectation I had coming into this season.

I thought about the excitement that coursed its way through my bod when I heard about the signing of the man known throughout baseball only as “K-Rod”. I kept thinking, “Money! We got this. Bring it!”

When I heard about the Sheffield signing, I became a little distraught, but allowed it to slide.

I thought about the pounding of my heart in my chest when I entered Citi Field for opening night. The thoughts of expectations kept going through my head. Thoughts of division titles and championships kept coming back. Parties, celebration, rallies. It was all I could think about. Dream about!

Then it happened. My heart did not just break, it shattered. the problems with dreams is you eventually have to wake up from them. When I did, it was not pretty.

I woke up to the realization that, not one, but two of my enemies made it to the World Series and Mets fans were being pitted against each other as to who they should root for. Who is the lesser of the two evils? We are now a divided fan base. This World Series has made “frenemies” out of friendships.

When I built this website, I had said this was the place where we would dare to dream about championships. Well, we all dared. It got us an injury riddled season.

That will not stop me from daring to dream. I will dare.

As a latina trying to make it in the male-dominated sports media industry, you have to dare to dream. So I will dare!

I dare to continue to have expectations of the organization known as the New York Mets!

I dare to dream about 2010!

I dare to believe!

What about you?

I DOUBLE DARE YOU!

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4 Comments

Joey.T {NYM-NYR-NYJ}

I’ll always have high hopes for all teams i root for when a new season starts. That hope is really turned up a notch with the Mets,Rangers and Jets. The Knicks !?! I really don’t have words for them..lol. After the nightmare 2009 season i do look foward to 2010 Mets season. Here’s hoping Omar makes some bold moves this offseason. Moves that will result in a 1st place finish in the NL East. LETS GO METS !

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Phil Groh

I always dare to dream at the beginning of a new season. I also always look back because those who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it. If I see any “repeat” mistakes from last year, I will be screaming for Omar’s head and if that does not work, for new ownership. I dreamed in the spring of 2009 and although irritatingly disappointed in 2009, my dream for 2010 has begun!

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Tanya Mercado

I love the beginning of a new year. It’s fresh. It brings new hope. I think Mets fans tend to dream at that point. But most fans right now just do not dare to. As a Mets fan, you have to. It comes with being their fan.

LOL! Jose you are starting the chant now? Start it on Facebook. See if it carries. Let’s Go Mets 2010 and beyond.

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J.Mercedes

I Dare to dream each year… I follow my mets or should I say our mets each year dreaming of a championship… I get excited (like a little boy) each year hoping and praying that our team wins a World Series title just like when I was 6 years old watching our mets play for the title…. I dare to dream because its the kid in me…. A Mets fan is a true fan…. There are lots of fake yankee fans out there.. LOTS!!!!!!!!!!!!! But a mets fan is devoted…. Passionate…. A little crazy LOL….. LETS Go Mets!!!! 2010,2011,2012 ETC…………

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