The ongoing CBA negotiations between the MLB and MLBPA have put a huge damper on the baseball world especially fans of the New York Mets. So much was accomplished this offseason from the front office down to the main roster.
It’s hard not to remain excited considering all the moves we have made. It feels like the offseasons of 2005-06 all over again. I choose, and I hope all of you Mets fans do the same, to stay optimistic. Optimistic that we will have a baseball season. Optimistic that we will see Buck Showalter lead this team to greatness. Optimistic that the new additions to this roster will bring us a championship for the first time since 1986. There is so much to look forward to with the team from Queens. There is so much for us Mets fans to be excited about!
Let’s focus on 3 major reasons why Mets fans should be excited about the 2022 season.
Mets to unveil Tom Seaver Statue
They don’t call him ‘The Franchise’ for nothing. That’s how much Tom Seaver meant to this team and the New York Mets fanbase. On Opening Day 2022, Seaver will finally be immortalized with a statue out front of Citi Field.
A deserving honor for the best player to ever put on the blue and orange hat. For so long, Seaver was the standard for what this franchise meant to the fanbase. He meant so much that when he was traded in 1977, it felt like a funeral at Shea Stadium.
Until Mike Piazza came, Seaver was the only Met to be inducted into the Hall of Fame with his Mets cap on. He also had the most votes for the longest time until Ken Griffey Jr. broke that record. That is how good Seaver was.
Now this year we will all get to watch the final chapter in the history of a Mets legend. Unfortunately, Seaver passed away in August of 2020. It would have been great to see him unveil the statue in person as we know how proud he would have been. At least we can go to Citi Field on Opening Day knowing that he is smiling upon us.