New York Mets: Re2pect
For quite some time now, the Mets have been a bit of a joke. “To Mets” has become a verb in the Twitterverse, with common phrases such as “The Mets are Metsing” and “The Mets just Metsed” being thrown around after every mistake. Just search “Metsing” on Twitter and you will see what I mean.
Last year, we were forced to believe in the Mets up until the bitter end. They advanced to the World Series behind the strength of their young pitching staff and timely hitting. Jacob deGrom, Noah Syndergaard, and Matt Harvey highlight the best young staff in the game. Although they came up short, falling to the Royals four games to one, they proved that they are a viable threat in the National League.
Curtis Granderson, in his press conference after leaving the New York Yankees to sign with the Mets, angered a lot of Yankees fans when he said, “True New Yorkers are Mets fans.” While that may or may not be accurate, the Mets certainly showed that they are the better New York baseball team right now.
All the Mets want is respect. It has been easy to make fun of them in recent years. They have been overshadowed by the Yankees up until this past season. Regardless of how many rings they have (sorry, Yankees fans), they are a team that should be recognized as a New York powerhouse.
Derek Jeter is gone, #Re2pect the Mets.
Stocking Stuffers: wigs for the entire pitching staff so that they may share in the glory of deGrom’s and Syndergaard’s beautiful locks.