Mets Embarrassed At Home; Should Invite Everybody Back

 Do you remember Terry Collins’ passionate speech about showing a different team and not being embarrassed? Seems so long ago. Maybe he needs to que up the Knute Rockne music for an encore.
The Mets came out of the break five games over .500 and after last night’s 13-0 rout are five games under. They’ve lost nine straight at home, with only 26,000 bothering to show up to witness last night. Chris Young, coming off a strong outing against San Francisco – where the Mets may have left both their hearts and game – gave up seven runs in just 4.1 innings.
“When you get beat like this tonight, it’s one of those games, you just check it off the calendar and get ready for tomorrow,” said Collins, speaking in a classic managerial cliche.
Hell, last night unfolded as if the Mets checked it off after batting practice. Maybe saying that is piling on, I don’t know. What I do know is the team is about to face the Braves, Reds and Nationals.
The Mets talked about showing up, but that’s not enough. All the goodwill from the first half has been eroded as they are 2.5 games out of the cellar. Want to bet Miami and the Phillies will eventually catch them?
During the dog days at Shea when the team was playing poorly the paltry crowds were embarrassing to see in that cavernous ball park. Citi Field is getting that ghost town look, too. As a gesture of thanks to their disappointed fan base, the Mets ought to invite those people who watched last night’s carnage to show their ticket stub and come back again.
There’s plenty of room in Citi Field and it demonstrates goodwill. Actually, there’s no good reason not to do it.

2 thoughts on “Mets Embarrassed At Home; Should Invite Everybody Back

  1. Unfortunately we don’t have any kids ready to show what they have.

    Kirk is hurt and Duda is trying to find he stroke. Dan Dekker is hitting below 200 and everyone else is at the lower levels.

  2. It is the same old story with this team. As Yogi once said: “Its deja vu all over again”. This will be the 3rd consecutive year now that August and September were meaningless. While there will always be those that go to the games for the mere enjoyment of baseball, I think those numbers are steadily declining. Then, they will have the audacity of blitizing people with Ticket Sale programs for next year. When it will be just same old same old because they again will not spend any money.