Last edited by LI METS FAN; 10-07-2013 at 06:07 PM.
I am talking about 5 years of futility, and you keep skipping over those 5 years like they didn't happen. With that your assuming that I don't think they were competitive in 2006. Your going back 7 years to prove your point. Now you really don't have to go back that far....they were competitive in 2007 & 2008 -- misguided but competitive. So cmon stop being so negative you only have to go back 5 years.
To Mandrakes point isn't 27 year a lot? Stop right there with what your thinking because I am going to tell you exactly what your next thought is because your a typical Fred Wilpon Met fan....here is what your thinking after you read the question I asked:
Well the Cubs haven't won in 200 years...the Padres never won...., and then you will go make a list of teams that haven't won in more than 27 years...or at all.
Amazing that I know what your thinking isn't it? Not really -- its a typical answer from fans that are forced to look at the bottom of the barrel to make themselves feel better about the history of their team.
I know you say that the owner doesn't matter to you..so your not a typical Fred Wilpon Met fan...because he doesn't matter to you. Well he is the reason you root for a loser, and you not caring about him owning the team is the kind of fan he wants.
I on the other hand tend to look upwards at organizations that are competitive every year...or rebound from down periods quicker than the Ice Age.....or the Mets.
Last edited by Paulypal; 10-08-2013 at 06:40 AM.
But why don't Mets fans looks at these type of franchises and question why the Mets can't seem to be in this group? The Yankees....hey, why worry about the Mets ! The Yankees did not make the post season. Time for a ticker tape. The Cardinals. Still alive and licking. The Braves...we know only one WS but about 22 years of being pretty competitive makes Braves fans smile a bit. Dodgers, back with a vengeance ! Unlimited income, can basically sign anyone they want for the next 20 years. Giants, two World Series in 3 years. Rangers have been competitive for a while, as are the Oakland A's. Sandy's old team is run better than Sandy's new team. Tigers have been competitive for a while. Angels too, as they aslo have drawn over 3 million a year for 11 years. Phillies had a very good run, etc.
But for the Wilponzi fan, it is much more comforting to sit around and pretend other fan bases are jealous of the Mets success. From my own visits to places from Petco to Wrigley, opposing team fans always come up to me and say how jealous they are of the Mets.
And you go right ahead and root for your favorite team anytime you want to. We are all Mets fans here on this forum.
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The Yankees, Dodgers, Angels, Red Sox, Phillies, etc are yet to be heard from.........The Mets are in Vegas ready to play the nickel slots thinking they are high rollers.
Last edited by mandrake; 10-23-2013 at 08:45 AM.
this thread has a great title for me to post this comment
So what exactly are the Mets/MLB doing and what is being accomplish
by wearing/promoting these ULGY so call military uniform
if they want to honor the military, there are soooooooooooo many ways to do that
without wearing a uniform or uniform pattern that is NOT used and
will NOT be use by the military as new all-service multi-cam will be coming out soon.
Mets military uniform version, IMO worse then the black uniform
military (air force, army, navy, marines) combat uniforms
I believe it's called getting suckers to buy jerseys under the guise of a "noble" cause. Same with the pink stuff, etc.
That said, the Mets commitment to veterans is one of the (few) great things ownership of this team does. But now they're trying to "sell" it, and frankly, it's all rather hideous.
Cleon Jones catches a deep fly ball in F. Scott Fitzgerald's Valley of the Ashes, and a second-grader smiles in front of the black and white television.