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The Most Depressing Mets Piece I’ve Ever Read


Mets fans have been teased, stomped on, and had their hearts broken too many times to count. This past year’s doings were enough to make some fans I know wonder if it is even worth investing any more time, energy and most importantly money on this organization. Mike Vaccaro, lead columnist at the NY Post and self-admitted Mets fan, penned this pointed piece in today’s paper.

The most damning part of this column was the part where Vaccaro writes this:

“Every few days, you hear another story about another season-ticket holder being interrogated by a Mets ticket agent, sometimes being challenged about how much of a “real fan” they are. I have a longtime friend who would qualify as one of the most fiercely loyal Mets fans anywhere, a guy who works within the New York sporting community, and even he’s thinking of not renewing.”

Simply put…This is disgusting behavior and the Mets organization should be ashamed of themselves considering the garbage they put their fans through last season. I have not personally heard a story like this one, with ticket agents having the audacity to question a potential paying customer’s loyalty to the team, but it does not surprise me one bit at this point.

Now comes the news being reported by WEEI in Boston that the Red Sox are considering reopening negotiations with Jason Bay. It is debatable whether signing Bay is a good move for the Mets in the long run. Doesn’t matter at this point. The fans need something, ANYTHING right now. If they lose out on this guy because of their current dithering ways, those ticket agent ass clowns aren’t even going to get the chance to questions fans’ loyalty. All they’re going to get is a dial tone in their ear.


  • Derek

    This….so far, has been the worst off season in recent memory. What pisses me off the most is, going back to the end of last season and listening to
    Jeff-I have no fucking clue-Wilpon say how they’re going to be “big players” this off season & they’ll be opening the checkbook. Please Jeff. SHUT YOUR MOUTH!!!! Don’t talk shit if you can’t back it up.

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  • maristke

    Personally I just bought into an awesome half season package at reasonable prices and I had a wonderful experience with the ticket salesman. If any met fans are looking into buying a package I can put you in touch with the guy who sold me my seats … he gave us a personal tour of the stadium and we were the only ones in the place it was a real cool experience. With that aside… now time for baseball talk.

    I agree the Mets need a Bay or Holiday. I am not as down on the mets as I have been in the past simply because we will have a fairly healthy squad. We have a healthy Wright, Reyes, Beltran and Francouer the team isn’t looking too shabby. Yes we have holes in left and at first that are not looking too promising but we will be looking significantly better with an addition of any new catcher and hopefully someone better than Sheffield in left and we are looking better than last year at this time.

    I have have a few questions…. Why arent the mets going head on for Arroyo ( a big game pitcher ), what is happening with Sheffield and the fringe relief pitchers from last year? What is our bullpen going to look like coming into this year? And what is the hold up with Molina? What is the odds of unloading Castillo at this point? Why are they adding aging folks to their minor leagues if they are trying to develope the system? Shouldnt they just hire new coaches rather then spend money on people like knuckle ball pitchers?

    - confused yet optimistic fan.