5) Steve Cohen is better for the fan experience than the on-field performance
Steve Cohen was hoping to and still plans to bring winning baseball to Queens. Unfortunately, he’ll be 1 for 3. Only a single playoff victory since becoming majority owner in 2021 is a major disappointment. The truth about Cohen is he’s far better for the fan experience than he is for the on-field performance.
Is this such a bad thing? A good experience goes beyond winning and losing. The outcome of a game might be more important for those watching at home. Those in attendance are living through something else. A comfortable and fun atmosphere is equally as important to what the scoreboard says.
Luckily, nothing can stop Cohen from continuing to provide the fans with this truth. Mets baseball can be fun. Citi Field can get better. Just sitting in your seat can be an experience worth the trip.
The goal remains to have a positive effect on the field which Cohen has undoubtedly achieved by opening up his wallet. However, it’s those other things he’ll always be better at.
The fans come first. The standings come second. Unless winning becomes the only thing that matters—and it never will—prepare for an enjoyable day at the ballpark and maybe a few sub-.500 years mixed in.