This is a bittersweet moment for me, as this is my last column on MetsMerized, at least as it stands now. I’m moving on to pursue another opportunity that includes covering the Mets, so I’ll still be involved in the scene. But I wanted to take this opportunity to thank Joe, the other staff writers and all of you readers who made the last 15 months or so an absolute pleasure for me.
I know that at times my comments and points of view were not exactly agreeable, and sometimes were downright pessimistic, but I know that much of that stems from how passionate I am about the Mets. I’ve been a fan since the early ’70’s and have lived through many of the ups and downs, which we all know includes lots of downs.
But I’m proud to be a Mets fan and I know we have some of the best, if not the best, fans in baseball. This has always been a lovable franchise, win or lose, and we’ve had the opportunity to watch many world class players wearing blue and orange, and of course two championships. We’ve also witnessed some of the greatest moments in sports history following our Mets–in particular in that magical ballpark known as Shea Stadium.
I’d be remiss if I didn’t say how pissed off I was Monday night when I heard about Matt Garza’s no-hitter. First no-no in Rays’ history, blah blah blah. Really now? No hitters have also become as common as complete games, but of course, our Mets still do not have one. We’re fifty years in and still not a single no-no. Somethings gotta give on that front soon.
With that, I thank you all for reading my work these past 15 months, and I wish Joe and all of you the best of luck. And oh yeah, Let’s Go Mets!