In the spirit of Halloween, let’s take a look back at some moments in MLB history that continue to haunt New York Mets fans.
Happy Halloween, New York Mets fans!
This time of year around the country is filled with spooky ghost stories, horror movie marathons and spending time Trick-or-Treating with the kids. For many people, the thrills and scares are just part of the season and they go back to their daily life when Halloween is over.
But life as a Mets fan is just a little bit different. Rather than having nightmares of masked murderers ripping us from our beds, we lose sleep over home runs surrendered and missed popups.
One year, I contemplated dressing up as the thing that scared me most as a Mets fan: the Hospital for Special Surgery.
In this special Halloween post, I wanted to put together a list of some of the more haunting moments in Mets history. As I talked to different Mets fans around the country for this feature, many came back to the same three or four moments that are burned in their mind.
This list is in no way exhaustive, nor is it a list of the definitive “top” haunting moments. For example, the decision to non-tender Justin Turner is not on the list, since you can read about that more in-depth in Tim Boyle’s recent analysis. Plus, who knew he’d ever turn into such a star?
These frightening Mets moments are more about plays on the field. Whether it hurt the standings, the players’ egos, or was just ugly to watch, these are all events we would rather forget.
Amazingly, none took place on a Friday the 13th.