Today's average Mets fan is JMP who comments here on the site somewhat regularly.
When did you become a Mets fan? 1. I really started getting into the Mets in the summer of 1985, during the NL East race with the Cardinals. I remember being at one of the late season losses to the Cards, leaving with a sinking feeling I've known all too well in the years since.
Favorite memory? 2. Do I have to pick just one?
I remember getting a call from a friend who had season tickets the afternoon of September 17, 1986, asking if I wanted to go to the game that night -- and coming home with a piece of sod.
I remember staying up late for what seemed like endless games against the Astros in the 1986 NLCS, followed by the despair of the top of the 10th of game 6 of the World Series before the euphoria of the bottom of the 10th.
I remember sitting in the back of the upper deck for game 5 of the 1999 NLCS, barely leaving the edge of my seat throughout extra innings until Ventura hit his grand slam single.
Then again, there are those sentimental moments in the down years when I can understand what my parents and grandparents went through as Brooklyn Dodger fans. The Wilpons may not be aiming for it, but the Mets have become the living embodiment of the old Dodger mantra of "wait 'til next year."
Worst memory? 3. As good as it is to understand how my parents and grandparents felt as Dodger fans, any time I really end up feeling as they perpetually did is a bad moment. Watching the Mets blow leads at the ends of the 2007 and 2008 seasons ranks right up there.
If you could change one off-field item?
4. I'd get rid of Jeff Wilpon, Omar, and the entire conditioning staff. Between them, they are responsible for almost all of the team's recent ills, and I do mean ills.
If you owned the team...
5. I wouldn't be afraid to admit that every so often there will need to be a rebuilding period. It seems that every time the Mets go into decline, it's marked by major free agent signings and trades, each of which is touted as the way to bring the team back to contention. It never works, but usually drains the farm system enough to further delay real success. Everything flows from having a coherent long term strategy...
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We're about Mets history and tradition. We'd like to see a Seaver statue at Citi Field. We'd like the black uniforms to go away. We'd like the team to always treat the fans with respect.
We're just regular old Mets fans like you who have migrated from the uppers to the Promenade where we were saddened when we found plexiglass. Finally, for all our complaining we just want the franchise to win the World Series (while nicely dressed).
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New batting practice caps for 2010, Jason Bay t-shirts, McGwire shocks the world by announcing he took steroids, Beltrangate and more. Click the pic.
I asked fans for a list of Mets traditions, and we didn't come up with many. How is Banner Day any harder to have than a Mr. Met Dash? Either way it's people walking on dirt. Click the pic for the list.
Ticket office anecdotes
A collection of anecdotes related to Mets tickets, and my suggestion the Mets return 7 game packs and make Promenade Left the place to be. Click the pic.
1986 Tickertape Parade
Dan's photos from the 1986 tickertape parade. You know, 25 seasons ago when the Mets won?
My Mets man-date wish
Call me nutty, and I don't expect him to say yes or even know about this..but here's who I'd like to see a game with. Click the link and I'll tell you what we'll do.
Pix: trainer's room + clubhouse
Jimmy went on the season ticket holder's tour and took some photos including the Mets clubhouse and the infamous trainer's room. Click the pic.
The Mets Respond To Our Letter
Dan from Mets Police wrote the Mets a letter, Craig Marino the VP of Guest Experience called him back, and responded to many of our criticisms. A must read, click the pic.