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Five Questions For An Average Mets Fan (Fan #17)

Next up in the Five Questions series is William, who answered in complete sentences.

1. I first started following the Mets in 1979. My father took me to my first game ever at Shea when I was 5 years old and Lee Mazzilli hit a HR to win the game. I honestly don't remember who it was against but all I know was from that point on I was hooked.

2.My favorite Mets Memory was sitting in the upper deck with my dad for Game 6 of the 1986 World Series. I will never forget the way that Shea sounded when the ball went between Bill Buckner's legs. There were people hugging, screaming, and crying, I was only 12 years old but I remember that day like it was yesterday.

3.My worst Mets memory would have to be losing to the Yankee's in the 2000 World Series. There were many lean years between 1988 and 1999 but I was really proud to be a Mets fan for those 2 years and to lose the World Series to the Yankees almost tarnishes that teams place in Mets history. Had I been old enough to remember it the trading of Tom Seaver..the Franchise... would have made it here. That was the worst move in Mets history.

4.The one off the field thing I would change about the Mets is the front office. I truly believe that everyone there wants to win and is doing their best but for whatever reason it is not working. This includes the "Coupons" Fred and Jeff as well as Omar Minaya. I can't fault Omar for everything because I for one do not believe he has full autonomylike he claims. I believe that his hands have been tied on a number of occasions and was not able to bring in players he wanted and then he has to take the fall when something goes wrong and I think that this has finally got to him. Just look at that whole spectacle with him accusing Adam Rubin of angling for a job when he had absolutely no reason to say this or proof that it was true. I believe that we have run our course with Omar and the "Coupons".

5.The first I would change is the minor league scouting system. We have as much if not more resources than any team in baseball and yet our minor league system is in the lower third in baseball. That is unacceptable. Adding the big free agent is great but you cannot build a championship team without first having a strong farm system.

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