By: Michael Ganci

Fan Gives Mets Ultimatum

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Andy Nichols has been a Mets’ fan for his entire life, originally coming from Suffolk County before moving to Wilmington, North Carolina, and he has had just about enough of Fred and Jeff Wilpon’s spending freeze, and he urged the owners to make a push in the right direction or he and his 8-month-old son, Elijah, will root for someone else.

“It would break my heart,” he said. “But I’d rather break my heart than (Elijah’s).”

While posting a YouTube video and showing examples of how you’re a true blue Mets fan your entire life is a noble concept, threatening to leave is not. Being a fan is like marriage. Through good times and bad, through sickness and health, as long as we both shall live. To be quite honest, I lose respect for people who jump ship just because times are bad.

In the Mets’ case, there’s reason for hope. We have a returning Matt Harvey, a solid hitter in Michael Cuddyer and hopefully David Wright returns to form. Combine that with the plethora of young pitching we have, and the Mets could be a contender for a playoff spot in 2015.

As for fans who are at their wit’s end, I understand. I have screamed and yelled and lost my mind just like the rest of you, but what is changing teams going to accomplish? Who are you going to root for? Those who switch to the Yankees can go, no questions asked. We didn’t want you in the first place.

Patience is a virtue my friends, and hopefully, sooner than later, it is going to pay off. For a full look at Andy’s video, see below.

About Michael Ganci

Michael Ganci is the Co-Founder of the Daily Stache, along with Matthew Falkenbury. Since 2008, Ganci has eat, drank and dreamt all things Mets, and he'd have it no other way. Feel free to follow him on Twitter at @DailyStache.

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1 Comment

  1. since68

    December 31, 2014 at 11:59 am

    Rooting for someone else doesn’t necessarily mean rooting for the Yankees. It could mean switching to another sport. Being loyal to your team, through good times and bad is honorable. Supporting bad ownership is dumb. This ownership deserves the empty stadiums they are getting. As much as I follow the team online, I don’t spend a penny anymore on going to games. If I had to pay extra to see them on cable, I would cancel.

    My kids don’t follow baseball. Big soccer fans. This is after taking them to games and to PSL every spring from 2000-2006. They just got disgusted, disinterested and tired of being ridiculed in school. I guess this is the down side of having two teams in one area.

    It’s not like the losing is just due to bad luck, or even poor decisions. This ownership has evil attached to it. Ponzi schemes, spoiled children and firing pregnant women. The disappointment is exhausting. Blindly following a team is like blindly following orders. Just because following orders is good doesn’t mean you should always follow them.

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