In what can only be termed a preemptive strike, the Mets just sent this notice to season ticket holders:
Dear Mets Season Ticket Holder:
Thank you for your support during our inaugural season at Citi Field.
Everyone at the Mets – our Ownership, General Manager Omar Minaya, Manager Jerry Manuel, the coaches, players, front office and staff – shares your disappointment with the 2009 season. We are also determined to get the organization and the team to where you – and we – want to be: a championship caliber team in 2010.
You soon will hear from Ownership and Omar about how we plan to improve the ball club through a combination of player signings, trades, enhanced player development and continued commitment to one of the highest player payrolls in Major League Baseball.
We greatly appreciate your purchase of Mets Season Tickets – in this economy or any other. We are currently finalizing our ticket pricing for 2010. Season Ticket prices will be reduced by an average of more than 10 percent, with several seating areas being adjusted by more than 20 percent. Every Season Ticket Holder invoice for 2010 will be less than 2009.
We will be in touch with you in the weeks ahead regarding additional details and benefits.
I was hoping they would do this, I only hope my section, Excelsior, falls within the 20 percent area. Hey, a boy can dream.
One additional random thought about 2010: Considering the ridiculous series of misfortunes that have befallen us this season, I am reminded of the scene in The World According to Garp when Robin Williams buys their dream house after watching a plane crash into it. His rationale: “It’s been pre-disastered.”
That’s the slogan for the 2010 Mets! “We’ve Been Pre-Disastered!”