It seems there is a growing population of people who are getting more and more aggravated with the fan base of the New York Mets. I have written about this topic quite often. I have even tweeted about it. Some have even attacked me for it.
My most recent article was with Mets 360 where I claimed the fan base is dying.
One article that I read most recently was by Stephen Keane of the Kranepool Society where it sounds like he is reaching the brink with Mets fans as well. After Mike Pelfrey’s most recent pitching performance, there were a lot of fans on Facebook and Twitter talking about trading him or sending him to the minors.
Well, I went to Citi Field on Friday for the Mets home opener. I can only tell you the level of aggravation I went through that day with Mets fans all over the ballpark. I nearly had a heart attack my temper was going so high. It was only the eighth inning when I decided it was time to leave because it was cold as death out there and I did not want to die just yet. On my way out, I heard one fan chanting:
New year, same Mets.
It was over and over and over again that this man was saying it. I finally had enough, nearly chased him down and told him:
If you have such a freakin’ problem with the Mets, go root for the Yankees. They can make your life easier.
To which he responded:
What did you say?
You heard me.
Now, I normally do not like confrontations contrary to what my counterpart will tell you. He seems to think I thrive on them. I really do not. However, if you push me enough, I will explode and Lord have mercy on that individual. Chances are they will be ripped a new one and it will happen so fast they will not know what to do with themselves.
Twitter is filled with fans talking about how “things will never change”, “the Wilpons need to sell”, Blah, blah, blah!
Here’s what I think. Perhaps Mets fans need to just shut up already and actually stand by an organization the claim to care so much about. I was speaking to one CFoD reader, Efrain Rivera, about this very thing on Friday. We both agreed that Mets fans need to understand that changes have to start with the front office. I think that already has happened. At last I checked, the whole front office is different thanks to Sandy Alderson.
From there, it will trickle down. Case in point, Blaine Boyer wreaked to the high heavens. The old regime would have shown intolerable restraint and kept him in the bullpen. Alderson, on the other hand, pulled the plug on that failure and DFA’d him while sending Lucas Duda to Triple-A. The replacements became Ryota Igarashi and Jason Isringhausen.
This is how things improve. Deal with it. Be patient with it. ACCEPT IT! As much as we would all love for things to change immediately, it isn’t going to.
On top of that, there was another blogger from Midwestropolitan, who has grown weary of the boo birds at the ballpark. I cannot blame him. When I tell you I nearly blew my top when the fans booed Pelfrey on Friday, that is an understatement. Fans seem to forget that he goes through this every year and always fixes himself. How about showing some faith in him before killing him?
My favorite part of that blog:
I have never understood the mentality of the disgruntled fan that shells out good money to go to the ballpark so they can be angry all game long. Especially this early in the season.
Why not save the dough and just yell at the TV? It produces the same result and you can save up for an anger management program.
Maybe I should take that advice and just give up going to the ballpark. I might as well give up tweeting too. The fans, not the team, but the fans, are not worth my health. You people are seriously going to drive me to an anger management program before we even get to the All-Star break.