Tired of the excuses!
Tired of the Bitchasses!
Tired of the laziness!
Tired of the lack of hustle!
Tired of the “poor us” attitude!
Tired of the whining!
This pretty much sums up how I feel about the Mets and some of their fans. I’m not the only one. I’ve spoke to other Mets fans and they feel the same way.
This is 2010, people! Stop with the “Our season is over” BS. In case you have not noticed, because you are so deep in your self pity, the season has not even started yet.
A pitch has not been thrown. Nobody has sung the National Anthem. Yet, because one player goes down, there is no “big” pitcher who was signed, the 2010 Mets season is over. Somebody needs to take a baseball bat to your head.
Why is it that everybody feels the need to have big name players on a team? Can somebody explain the logic to me?
I keep thinking back to the Florida Marlins and how they won their two championships in 1997 and 2003. Who did they play against in 2003? The Big Bad New York Yankees. And the Fish kicked their asses.
FYI: Luis Castillo was on that Marlins team.
It is not always about what big player you have on the team. The Mets already got their marquee player in Jason Bay. It is about how well the players themselves play.
In 1997, did you really think a team that was only five years old was going to win a World Series? I sure as heck was not expecting that. I was shocked they even made it to the Fall Classic. Castillo was on that team too.
Most of their pitchers had an ERA over four. Of their everyday players, not a single one batted .300. Yet they made it and won.
It is all about how you play the game.
It is about playing small ball.
It is about taking advantage of mistakes.
It is about moving runners over by any means.
It is about stealing bases.
It is about being alert, being smart, being fast, and NOT BEING LAZY MR. JOSE REYES!
It is about keeping your head in the game.
These are the things that help get a team to the playoffs. These are the things that gets a team to the Fall Classic and win it!
The Yankees went on their dynasty run without big name players. Derek Jeter, Bernie Williams, all of them were not big name players until they started winning. When they tried to sign more big stars, the team fell apart and did not win until last year.
Those players knew what it took to win. They knew how to play.
It takes heart. It takes brains. It takes grit.
The Philadelphia Phillies are gritty players. If the Mets want to stand toe-to-toe with the ghetto-ist team in baseball, they need to play the same way.
I do not want to hear about a player being hurt. If one man is down, EVERY PLAYER STEPS UP HIS GAME!!!
When I go to the ballpark, I go to see men playing a baseball game. I do not spend my hard earned money to watch a bunch of pansies attempting to run the bases, field, or hit.
In the words of Tom Hanks:
THERE IS NO CRYING IN BASEBALL!
This is New York City. We are the city that does not have a “Woe is us” attitude. We have a “Step off or else” attitude.
The Mets players need to step up their game. They need to learn how to play the game again. They need to learn to hit, bunt, and run. Boy do they need to learn how to hit and run the bases. Last year was a disgrace. I don’t think I have ever witnessed such a poor base running in my life.
The Mets need to step it up.
They are not going to get another big player until maybe the trade deadline when other teams start to drop out of the race and want to sell. So they need to make what the already have work.
The fans are just going to have to deal with it. If you don’t want to, then don’t watch the games. Stop spending your money on tickets. You can complain all you want. But complaining on the radio or FB or Twitter or MySpace (for those that are still there) is not going to do anything for you.
You want to make a statement? Stop going to the games. Stop spending money. That’s how you make a statement.
But please, stop your “the season is over” chants on every media outlet. Something cannot be over if it has not even begun.