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Tuesday, May 27, 2008

What's going on here?

It's depressing that Shea has become such a hostile place instead of a relaxing place to watch a game. I went to, literally, dozens of Mets games each of the last two years. I don't feel like I'm going to make it to that many games this year at this rate. I bought a Saturday Plan last year, for the sole reason that it gave me the guarentee of playoff tickets to each round of the playoffs, something that I felt sure after 2006 was going to happen in both 2007 and 2008. Now, even though I was thinking about going to the game on Thursday, I'm probably not going to want to. Where last year I was looking for any excuse to go to a game, lately I'm taking any excuse not to watch.

The thing is, I can't think of any huge changes I would make, or any big acquisitions that would make this team better. The "on-paper" looks good. There are some disappointments and some weaknesses, but they shouldn't be causing the team to play like they are. I don't even think the players know what to do, and I do believe a good amount of them are frustrated.
I'll probably only flip over to check the score tonight while playing Grand Theft Auto, it's gotten to the point where even watching them play well for one game just isn't satisfying. Even the players that are normally fun to watch haven't been playing like that.

However, I don't think this can persist all season. I don't count statistics from half of last year and this year, that's not how they work. With how the division looks, with the talent on this team, with the nature of baseball, in one month we could be looking back on today and wondering what we were so worried about. Or we could've already torn all our hair out.
I still really do think when September arrives the Mets will be in a position to play well and make the playoffs. The Mets need to look at the Super Bowl Champions, put the past behind them, and move forward.

Oh, and to the anonymous Braves fan that commented on my last post...Get a life, or at least sign your name.

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