I have come to accept that they always lose these celebration games. 86 and 69 teams and Last Game @ Shea come to mind.
I will respond to this by saying then maybe the Mets should not celebrate anything anymore. Forget retiring numbers. That’s more games than the Mets can afford to lose. It seems with celebrations come depressions.
You see what was accomplished and you become depressed. You wonder if the team will ever get back to its glory days of 1969 and the mid-1980s. Every time spring training comes around you are asking yourself if this is the year. It seems as long as they have something to celebrate, then the answer would be “no”.
So today was the Hall of Fame induction game. How lovely, right? Mets fans ran to Citi Field today just to watch their heroes in Darryl Strawberry, Dwight Gooden, Davey Johnson and Frank Cashen get inducted in their little Hall of Fame which some seem to think was a long time coming.
Should have been a picturesque day, right? WRONG! With such a wonderful moment to celebrate, the Mets are destined to lose today. As I write this, the Mets are losing 8-1. A laugher.
Now do not get me wrong, the Mets have come back to win such dire games. Mets fans still have that little bit of hope that they hold on to. No matter how little it may be. So there is still a chance the Mets can win this game. Despite it looks dim, you can count on the fans still trying to cheer their team to victory.
I suggest the Mets stop with their little celebrations. Or rather, maybe they should just do it when the season is already over.