Preface: I realize that I should not read Metsblog. I know this in my very soul, but yet, I am drawn to it. I avoid the comments sections of any and all posts, but I am inexplicably drawn to the rumor mill that churns inside that site. I am a sucker for rumors, unfounded or not. I am both a dreamer and a realist, which are the precise reasons why I am a good Mets fan (and Bills fan).
That being said, the post this morning lambasting the fact that the team sent its fans a holiday card that was less than classy signals my breaking point (that, coupled with the fact that Cerrone doesn’t seem to be able to grasp that he has some credibility, and he doesn’t wield it in the most responsible manner. See: the Braun, Ryan rumor from last week.)
Here is a quote from that post regarding the Mets’ holiday e-card: "…it’s another example of the lose-lose position that the overall franchise has put itself in."
It’s an e-card. It’s campy and awkward, sure, but it has exactly zero bearing on the direction of the offseason. It’s the sort of sky-is-falling dreck that abounds in the more vocal strains of the fanbase, and it’s beyond tiresome.
So I just wanted to say thanks to everyone here at Amazin’ Avenue for being a necessary respite from the blathering majority of Mets’ fans. I won’t mention you at the dinner table on Thursday when my family asks what I am thankful for, but know that you have a warm place in my heart regardless.
Let’s Go Mets.