By: Stache Staff

Hey Fred and Jeff, Are You True New Yorkers?


Dear Mets management,

A couple of days ago, you put out a petition of sorts seeking out what you call “True New Yorkers” in an effort to promote unity and get some butts in the seats. Then you send out a follow-up from John Franco to say that he signed the petition. Let me tell you what a true New Yorker is.

A true New Yorker is someone who has pride, a strong opinion and a voice. The people are not coming to games? Well that’s the public speaking loud and clear. You remember the World Series year in 2000 and even the last playoff adventure in 2006. When the team wins, the bandwagoners come out in droves.

I can’t speak for all fans, but my fondest memories at Citifield and Shea Stadium include the 10-run eighth inning, which was culminated by a missile three-run homer by Mike Piazza, Robin Ventura’s grand slam single and David Wright’s first game. I also have some horrid memories, including watching the Yankees celebrate a World Series win on our field, various late-inning melt downs and questionable decisions from management that makes us scratch our heads.

But I am still here. Don’t insult our intelligence and think you can manipulate us into being satisfied. New Yorkers are never satisfied. We strive for greatness. I am 27 years old, and I witnessed one World Series in these parts, and I want to see many more. With the pitching coming down the pike to go along with the likes of a soon-to-be healthy Matt Harvey, Jon Niese and Dillon Gee, this team could be built for success for years to come.

What stands in front of that dream’s way? Management. This past off season was all about taking the leap, but when Matt Harvey went down with injury, our dreams were pushed back a year. Frankly, I am tired of waiting. This is not an ultimatum, but more a plea to show that you are true New Yorkers. Prove to us that this isn’t just an investment to you and you care about winning.

Talk is cheap. Spend some money and get it done. The likes of Ruben Tejada aren’t going to get the job done.

Oh and as for your petition, sorry…my pen just ran out of ink. Maybe next time.

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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