Sports Illustrated had picked the Mets to win it all in 2009 and that may have been where it all started to decline. Gloves left out on the dugout steps, hamstrings ready to be pulled, and surgeries by the dozen.
What happened to our Mets?
The fans were eager, hungry and ready to see a championship come to New York.
Queens, that is.
The way it looks now, the Yanks will be playing competitive October baseball, Mets fans will be playing Fantasy Football come September (for most, even earlier than that) and Mets Bloggers will be looking forward to blog about the possible firings of Jerry Manuel and Omar Minaya.
Do we trade a player from "the core"? Do we sign a big name pitcher in the off-season? Do we start rooting for another team?
The first two questions might be answered with a yes. The last? I think not.
Although the Mets are playing below average baseball, producing below average numbers and rank high in baseball stinkiness right now, we must always remember that through this all - they are ...
... OUR Mets.