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Dear Mets fans and the Rising Apple team: Thank you for a wonderful 2019

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 29: Pete Alonso #20 of the New York Mets waves to the crowd following a 7-6 victory against the against the Atlanta Braves at Citi Field on September 29, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 29: Pete Alonso #20 of the New York Mets waves to the crowd following a 7-6 victory against the against the Atlanta Braves at Citi Field on September 29, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)
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Dear New York Mets fans, thank you for making 2019 an incredible year at Rising Apple!

Last year was my first full campaign with Rising Apple. I began with this website back in April 2018 and quite frankly—you don’t care about the rest of my story writing about the New York Mets.

But please, despite your apathy, let me spend at least a little time in this new year to thank our readers and the many Rising Apple contributors for such an amazing year in 2019.

In 2019, Rising Apple set many new site records. In December of 2019, we had our most-viewed month ever!

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This wouldn’t have been possible without such an amazing team of contributors to the site willing to help me reach the tough goal I set at the start of the month. Even some writers who got caught up in the holiday spirit managed to serve up one extra article in December, allowing us to cross a new threshold in site history—nearly ten years after Rising Apple was first created.

Equally as important are the Mets fans who came to our site to catch up on the latest news about the team, gripe with us about the general manager, or publicly shame us for our takes on the team.

Twitter can be a nasty place sometimes. Talking sports may seem innocent enough of a topic, but I’m sure it gets people as riled up as anything else in the world.

In the end, I think many of us are sensible enough to appreciate the thought others put into the shared team we all follow: the New York Mets.

In 2019, we were incredibly fortunate enough to discover many new Mets fans. Some of them have even become a part of our ever-growing roster of writers. And while there was only ever one Sid Vicious—a fan turned band member—we’re always interested in having plenty more on our lineup.

As we embark upon a new decade, I hope to meet many more fans. Whether readers, site contributors, or burner accounts I suspect are run by the front office, it’s a pleasure to have a place where I can talk baseball and find others hoping to do the same.

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Thank you, everyone, for making 2019 so special.

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