My fellow Mets fans lets face the facts WE ARE MASOCHISTS !!!! We root, live by – and die by a team that gives us nothing but heart burn – yet we stay.
But why do we stay ? We stay because we are loyal to a fault. Whether it is ingrained in our D.N.A , or we just love to root for a team that has dished out more heartbreak than elation than the normal sports fan can digest.
We are masochists – WE ARE METS FANS !!!
Yes we entertain the idea of boycotting the team until a change of ownership is implemented, but more times than not we get reeled back in like Michael Corleone in ” The Godfather Part 3″ by exciting first halves of the season.
You can tell that it is late August at Citi Field because there is less than 30,000 fans in attendance – but you know you are watching the game in the comfort of your home or the local dominatrix’s abode. We still watch the games – as painful as they have been. We listen to half witted radio personalities try to incite the dimmer minded of our fans – while he tries tries to goad General Manager Sandy Alderson into a verbal boxing match – just so we can get our blood pressure up to defcon 4 levels.
We love and care for this team, so at 7:00 every night we break out the ball gags, the whips and the handcuffs as we submit ourselves to yet another torturous second half.
Why you may ask ?
WE ARE MASOCHISTS – WE ARE METS FANS !!!!
And with that said… HERE COMES THE INFAMY !!!!!
Mets alumni celebrating a birthday today includes:
“Father Time” himself, Julio Franco is 54 (1958).
Back up catcher from the ’86 season, Ed Hearn is 52 (1960).
The original Teenage Mutant Ninja Catcher, Raul Casanova is 40 (1972).He played for the Mets during their last winning season (2008).
One time outfield prospect, Prentice Redman is 33 (1979).
Middle reliever from ’02-’03,Pat Strange is 32 (1980).
The New York Mets traded pinch hitter, Gary Bennett to the Colorado Rockies for minor league outfielder, Ender Chavez on August 23, 2001.
Mo Vaughn is putting out a coffee table book called “50 Shades of Mo”. I t will have Mr. Vaughn in various poses while he is covered in various dessert toppings” !!!