Wednesday, March 23, 2011

I evidently struck a nerve with Met fans

Yesterday I posted a tongue in cheek Sully Baseball entry where I tried to figure out better ways for the Mets to spend $18 million other than paying Luis Castillo and Oliver Perez to play elsewhere.

Yeah it was sarcastic and not 100% serious... and the result (partially thanks to links on Mets Blog and Amazin' Avenue) was I had more visitors in a single day to Sully Baseball than any other day in my existence. WOO HOO!

And by the comments and e mails I received, most of them were Met fans who now hate me.

I must say, Met fans can be kind of sensitive. It could be the fact that they are surrounded by Red Sox, Yankee and Met fans who have all had a World Series title to celebrate since Carlos Beltran saw that called third strike.

It could be the collapses of 2007 and 2008 and the Madoff scandal and the losing teams with an elite payroll have taken away their sense of humor.

Later tonight I will address my favorite comments I received.

Whatever you do, when a team with a top 5 payroll coming off of back to back losing seasons that virtually nobody is picking to have a .500 season is involved in one of the great financial scandals in decades, NEVER insinuate that they are poorly run!

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  1. Anonymous9:11 PM

    Maybe its because Met fans have been dumped on for the last four years. Dumped on by Yankees/RedSox/Phillies/Braves/Marlins?? fans. Dumped on by the media, its hip to berate the Mets at every turn. Dumped on by fellow fans who hate this team, yet claim to be "diehards". This is all warranted mind you, as the team has indeed been a laughingstock over three season. Maybe we have cracked, just had enough and out=r humor is gone. We want to win and currently, we arent. So ease up off of our backs son, stop picking on the kid that everyone picks on. Find a new victim.

    I still dont think they will love 90 games as you said.

  2. Anonymous9:12 PM

    sorry lose

  3. love was funnier

  4. you do diss them a lot, I am guessing its hate from 1986 that you cannot let go

  5. Well it is a combination of things:

    1. They are the three stooges of franchises

    2. Their screw ups on the field and off are JAW DROPPINGLY unique

    3. Their fans are in incredible denial

    4. I don't remember them showing any class in reminding Red Sox fans about 1986. I guess they can dish it out but they can't take it.

  6. Well I would be upset if you kept saying my team has no shot, even if they do. The poor fans need some hope.