You would think their biggest problems with be with Omar Minaya, Jerry Manuel or the Wilpons. Do not get me wrong. They certainly are a problem to an extent. But there is something even bigger within the psyche of a Mets fan.
This one problem is usually blamed on women after a bad relationship and they jump into a new one.
The problem? They dwell on the past way too much.
Think about it. It is all around you. Anybody who can boo Johan Santana or Jason Bay has got to be mental. Santana is the one great pitcher on the staff. Bay is new and does not deserve this crap. Yet Mets fans feel it is their place to dish out garbage.
Why? Simple. They dwell on the past. What do I hear all the time on the FB fan page?
Well after the past three seasons…
Minaya has not done anything since 2006…
Oh but this is what happened last year…
blah blah blah
Just like a friend tells a woman to move on and stop dwelling on the past, Mets fans need to learn to do the same thing. You can say “Same old Mets” until you are blue in the face. But guess what. The Mets, Phillies, Phillies fans, fans of every baseball team can easily turn around and say:
Same old Mets fans.
Typical Mets fans.
This is why they can’t get players. Nobody wants to go over there. They don’t know how to treat the players.
They would not be wrong in saying it. The New York Mets no longer get support from their so-called fan base. So why should a player want to come here? As one baseball fan I spoke with said:
All of the players want to go St. Louis because those fans appreciate their players. They respect their players.
I cannot blame a player for not wanting to come to New York. Mets fans will always have a “Poor me” mentality. They will always dwell on the past.
I guarantee you, fans will leave comments here talking about:
Well after the past few seasons…blah blah blah
And that, ladies and gentlemen, is my entire point.