A Message From Joe D.

An article by posted on June 12, 2014

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UPDATE – Great news! Joe made it through the procedure and is recuperating. Word from the DeCaro family is that he’s well and should be around in the next few days. I’m sure Joe would be/is moved by the flood of well wishes. Thanks to all of you for your continued readership and for making this the #1 Mets fan site in the world.

 

Hello Everyone,

If you’re wondering why my articles have dropped from 8-10 per day to just one in recent days, it’s not because I’ve run off to some tropical island with one of Matt Harvey’s ex-girlfriends and that I’m swinging in a hammock drinking exotic concoctions out of a coconut. I wish.

Unfortunately, my health has taken a drastic turn for the worse. The heart procedure I had in February was deemed a failure and the root problem has gotten worse and life-threatening. Tomorrow morning I’ll be undergoing a more radical procedure and one with more risks. I really had no choice in the matter, it has to be done.

I don’t know what the future holds for me, but I knew that I wanted to write all of you and thank you so much for all your support over the years.

When I first started MMO I was hoping to create a small community where a few Met fans could freely discuss the team and all the issues with other passionate fans. In my wildest dreams I never thought it would grow into this. Even after all these years, I am still humbled.

We have such a diversified team of writers all of whom are uniquely talented, but who all share one common bond –  a burning passion for the team we love, the New York Mets. I’m privileged to call all of them my colleagues.

I’ve never been one to talk down to my readers or other Met fans, instead I’ve always considered myself one of you. You are all part of my extended family and even when we disagree, we have a blast doing so.

You are the best fan base in sports and don’t ever let anyone tell you differently.

Thanks for everything, be good to each other, and God willing I’ll see you on the other side of tomorrow.

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