The Upper Management Bashers and History Revisionists
If the team is struggling and you aren’t blaming Terry, chances are that your choice of scapegoat is someone in Mets upper management. These fans will usually throw anger at the Mets ownership and general manager Sandy Alderson’s work while demonstrating 20/20 hindsight in the process.
They’ve had plenty to work with in the past decade. The Wilpons lost massive amounts of money in the Bernie Madoff Ponzi scheme of 2008 and shortly thereafter decided to start running the team as though it was in Minnesota and not New York.
As the Mets muddled in below-mediocrity, it became clear, that the team no longer had interest in signing big-name free agents or trading for players with large salaries, fans cried out in anger. Soon there were petitions and even billboards imploring the Wilpons to sell. They would not. It only quieted when the Mets made the 2015 World Series and subsequently resigned Yoenis Cespedes (twice).
However, this group is not gone. Not when reports like the one that leaked at the winter meetings this year still pop up. During the season, lack of depth and lack of Major League talent have become strong criticisms of both Sandy Alderson and the Wilpons. These criticisms only escalate when they are not addressed during the offseason while these types of stories break.
At the end of the day, it doesn’t matter what type of Mets fan you are. As long as you root for the boys in orange and blue, you’re okay in my book.
This is my list of Mets fans types, feel free to add any that I may have overlooked. Personally, I can fall into any of the categories based solely on if the Mets won or lost that day.
How about you?