Writing about the Mets is not an easy task, and yet, as a hobby that’s what I do. As a Fair Weather fan of the team (yes I confess to that), often it’s challenging to bang the drum on a positive note. And when readers figure out that I’m a Yankees fan, all hell can break loose.
I confess to being a fair weather fan of the New York Mets. I feel as though I have no other choice given the dysfunctional nature of the organization. And so, I get bashed a bit on a host of Mets Facebook Groups where I often post.
But it all stems from Mets fans being a unique brand that is not found anywhere else in baseball. Mets fans, the real ones that follow the Mets in Facebook Groups like The 7 Line Army are rabid, devout, and most of all, unforgiving. Others, like Truthful Mets Fans, fall more in line with my thoughts on the Mets, and comments reflect that.
But it all stems from the fact I am a fair weather fan of the Mets and a rabid, undying fan of the Yankees. Readers who are familiar with Reflections On Baseball know that I’ve been a Yankees fan since the days before the Mets were even born.
My writing reflects that, how could it not? And if columns about the Yankees indicate a glass-half-full, while those about the Mets see the glass-half-empty, where can the mystery be in that? But that shouldn’t mean I can’t like the Mets and root for them as well.
Being a fair-weather fan of a team is not the same as hopping on the bandwagon when a team suddenly begins to win. The former means you start out as a fan of the team, but you wait for them to “do something” to gain your attention, and only then do you become a rabid fan of the team.
I’m still waiting for the Mets to “Do Something.” Some feel the same way; others don’t. Here’s a comment that appeared on Facebook Group NY Mets:
Louis Marrero “ If they trade Degrom or Noah and get nothing back the Wilpons officially need to sell the gotdam team the fan base is absolutely sick of there nickel and dime shit” (Not edited)