People Who Passed on Season Tickets
If you usually buy Mets season tickets and decided to skip on it this year for whatever reason, congratulations. You are a first-half winner.
Season tickets are a big commitment. Even if you intend to sell some of them off, you’ll have a tough time doing so in the final three months of the year. The Mets aren’t playing many meaningful games and there’s no star minor leaguer about to get called up. Is Tim Tebow available for an appearance? Can David Wright have another farewell tour?
Baseball fans who purchase the 81-game plan are true loyalists. They are also probably wealthy enough to afford them so even in a lost season like 2019, they aren’t about to go broke.
Even so, you’re lucky if you wisely went with the decision to attend fewer Mets games this year. Hopefully, you aren’t someone who bought a Robinson Cano jersey with the savings instead.
How can a man who is unemployed and was the first coach fired be a winner? Look at what happened to the Mets days after he was relieved of duty.
Former Mets pitching coach Dave Eiland was fired and the bullpen promptly fell apart. A clear scapegoat for the team’s troubling beginning, Eiland surely looks much better with the results that have followed.
When first hired, Eiland had a good reputation as a pitching coach thanks in large part to how he worked while with the Kansas City Royals. Zack Wheeler’s awesome finish to 2018 was partly credited to Eiland. However, his regression and the struggles of others also fell on Eiland this year.
Because Eiland hasn’t been with the team since their collapse in late June, I think he’ll get a job quickly in the offseason. He may choose to sit out a year to regroup. Nonetheless, I don’t think he’s crying about leaving the chaos and heartache the 2019 Mets supplied him with.
At the very least, I suspect he has far fewer headaches.
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Who are your first-half winners?