So March has begun and the talk has been plentiful surrounding the boys from Queens. From the overt positivity about making the playoffs to the E:60 The Dark Knight Rises special, the Mets are making some headlines.
Surprisingly (or not, in this writer's mind) many fans have been taken aback by the braggarts in Port St. Lucie. How can they talk like this, can't we win something first? This is typical Mets, talk a big game and fail to back it up. How quickly we forget the tongue lashings being directed towards Sandy Alderson just a few years ago when he "failed" to act like the team would be good. Sports talk radio was littered with these same "fans" that can't stand the positive talk today bashing the negative talk of yesterday.
Hey guys, do us all a favor, pick a point of view and be man enough to stand by it. Don't criticize and play devil's advocate so if things go bad you can act like you knew better. The word fan is derived from and short for fanatic, go look this up in the dictionary. Or better yet, just google it for the literacy impaired. In short you'll find out that a fanatic is someone singularly devoted to a cause, good or bad, rain or shine, shit storm or not. I'm a Mets fan, I call like I see it but I choose to let it play out on the field. Let them talk big, we always get pissy about them not acting like a big market team financially but when they do it in other ways we jump all over them to stop.
Do yourself a favor, watch the E:60 special about Matt Harvey and get excited for what could be. Jump on the bandwagon a little bit and get behind these young players. Give Terry Collins a chance with a decent roster and see what he can do. You don't need to be Nostradamus to be a fan, you just have to have some character and watch regardless of the ebbs and flows of the season. Guess what? The Mets will lose a few games this year, they'll win a few too. The players recently have said talk is cheap and while they are confident in what they can accomplish they know nothing is won in February and March, no one mentions that on the airwaves because its rational and even keeled, unlike most Mets fans who are fickle, Randy Quaid like characters who wallow in their misery and for some reason seem to enjoy it more when the team sucks too.
I want to see them win, a lot. I want a World Series, soon. Despite that having been a far fetched dream over the last 15 years one thing has never changed, I bleed orange and blue. Maybe you should try it too. Stop being a cynical dumb ass, pick up your remote, turn on SNY and get excited if for no other reason than it's time.