Is the best offensive threat the Mets have in 2024 their dance team?

A pattern is developing with the Mets dance team.

Mar 29, 2024; New York City, New York, USA; New York Mets right fielder Starling Marte (6)
Mar 29, 2024; New York City, New York, USA; New York Mets right fielder Starling Marte (6) / Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports
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Having a little fun with patterns and coincidences, the New York Mets have now gotten two home runs immediately after a performance by their dance team, the Queens Crew.

The Starling Marte dinger on Opening Day, the first blast for Francisco Alvarez of the year on Saturday, and suddenly it’s looking like adding a dance team to the festivities for 2024 wasn’t such a bad plan. Whoever noticed this pattern is simply having some fun. After two losses in two days, finding fun isn’t the easiest venture.

The 2024 Mets season is shaping up to be one about an improved fan experience while the team isn’t so great

Early impressions of the Mets seem to suggest wins won’t be plentiful—unless of course the dance team is constantly on their feet in the bottom half of innings. The organization has made improving the fan experience a priority over the last few years. Announcements such as the Dwight Gooden and Darryl Strawberry jersey retirement ceremonies were equally as much to respect the franchise’s history as they were to fill the seats with people born in the 1960s and 1970s.

Things like the dance team, while not driving ticket sales, are more for the younger generation to feel entertained. Pretty irrelevant for the common baseball fan, maybe their dance moves are creating some sort of a wind effect at Citi Field and helping the ball travel a little further. Nah. Impossible.

The Mets ended last season on a low note with fans, raising season ticket prices and removing several perks for those with packaged plans.

Tickets might not be the only thing taking away your hard earned dollars. The dollar per calories ratio on this sandwich doesn’t exactly fit in with my FIRE plans.

It’s not all bad at Citi Field, though. There are bargains if you look close enough.

When we go to a baseball game, all of us want a little something different. Our shared desire is for the team to play well and on top of winning, create an entertaining product. Above all else, baseball is a kind of circus without a script. It should only become more of a spectacle as new ideas are improved and different demographics are targeted.

Let’s see if the dance team can work their voodoo again on Sunday.

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