From Left Field: I’m Thankful For The Mets
It’s easy to be a Yankee fan.
Every year they’re fighting for a World Series crown. If they don’t make it, they go out and spend millions of dollars to bring in players who will help the franchise achieve its goal of a championship.
And if it doesn’t work that year, they’ll repeat the process until they get it right.
On this Thanksgiving, I’m thankful for a variety of things including a great family, friends and for the most part my health (I’m currently recovering from a torn Achilles tendon).
But I’m also thankful for the Mets.
It’s always interesting with the Mets. When they have money, they’ll sign Jason Bay, and like now when they don’t have money, they’ll sit back and hope their prospects develop.
Unlike the Evil Empire, that’s the nature of baseball. Teams go through streaks of being great and being bad depending on their finances and how their prospects shape up.
The Mets have been in a down swing since really 2009. Many will say the losing began when Carlos Beltran sat there and watched strike three go by in Game 7 of the NLCS.
But remember, the Mets were a great team for five months in 2007 before the collapse and even played very good baseball in 2008 before another late season swoon.
Despite the losing, I, as well as many of you reading this, have stuck by my team. I’m thankful that the team makes it interesting. That’s why it’s so much fun to follow them.
And that’s why it’s going to be incredible when (hopefully not “if”) the Mets win the World Series. I wasn’t around for 1986, and 2000 was a great run that came up short.
Keep making it interesting, Mets. But if so, lower ticket prices!
About the Author: Jim Mancari
Jim Mancari hails from Massapequa, N.Y. He recently earned a Master's degree in Journalism at Hofstra University. He is a devout Mets fan and takes pride in his team, despite their lack of success over the last few years. Like all Mets fans, Jim has plenty of hope. He also writes as the sports reporter for the Brooklyn Tablet newspaper and the senior editor of metroBASEBALL Magazine. Click my name to view my personal website.
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