I hate to crush Mr. Optimist, Mike Piazza, but the aura of the New York Mets is really something not to believe in. If you think about it, it has been nothing but bad luck for the team since 2007. In case you missed, Bruce Beck over at NBC.com, got a chance to talk about the fan (and women everywhere) favorite about the situation with the Wilpons.
Piazza had some interesting things to say like how he hopes that whoever comes in to help out the Wilpons will take the Mets in the direction that they need to go. Well, I hate to say this, but 25 percent does not really allow you to move anything around except the chair that you will sit in during the meetings.
I’ve always believed in being a blue-collar team. I’ve always thought the Mets represented that well. I mean when you have the Yankees who are the white collar blowhards, you need that blue-collar team to kind of rough things up. Yes, Mr. Piazza, we know all about the Phillies, Braves and Marlins, but I think this team has some heart, grit, sweat and tears in them. Piazza kind of depressed me in the interview by pointing out this team has a lot to do. How about we work with what we have? How about guys actually doing their job and stepping up to do the job they are being payed to do? How about that? I would like an answer.
We all “hate to see turmoil in the organization”. However, I don’t see much positive coming out of this. What? An influx of cash is all of a sudden going to come in and get us the butt load of players that we need? I don’t think so. The only positive I will try to take out of this Wilpon mess is that maybe the team will actually come together and ACT like a team. Maybe guys will quit worrying about their jobs and play to the best of their ability. Maybe the Mets will take the sticks out of their butt holes and earn their bloody multi-million dollar paychecks.
If the Mets are so blue-collar, then they will work harder. Forget about the Wilpons being broke. Just play ball and take down anybody and everybody who gets in your way. That’s the aura that has always surrounded Piazza. That is the aura the Mets should have.