It’s hard to be a Met fan. After a 4-0 start, it’s still hard to be a Met fan. The reasons, however, may surprise you.
Sure, the ownership is a disaster. Owing hundreds of millions of dollars and slashing payroll is not a fun spot to be in. Even when they were throwing money at the team with assumed good intentions, the back office rumors were laughable. With a decreased payroll comes players that no one has ever heard of. When you have players no one has heard of, expectations are low. When expectations are low, assumptions are that the team will stink. The cycle goes on and on.
As bad as that all sounds, losing is something that this fan base is pretty familiar with. This same fan base, my peers, are the ones bringing me down.
There is so much pessimistic, petulant whining and complaining about this team. I feel it has reached a tipping point. If a fan can’t be happy with 4-0 and a dramatic walk off home win, then I don’t want to hear from you. I don’t care that you don’t think Tejada should hit lead off, or that Pelfrey isn’t any good. I don’t want to hear that you’re still going to boo Jason Bay. What ever happened to, “Ya Gotta Believe”?
Maybe it’s just the people I interact with. Maybe it’s my Twitter feed and only people who call talk radio. I’d be interested to hear what others think. (Disclaimer- I am not referring to fans who are clever, witty and/or sarcastic. It’s an understandable defense mechanism at times.)
Relax and enjoy the moment people.