We’ve heard a lot of talk so far this season about the lack of attendance at Citi Field. It’s come from all over so it’s not just your typical bashing of the step-brother NY team. I am kinda surprised this is news. Are people really surprised? You thought last years attendance was legit for the type of team? Obviously the new digs inflated the numbers, so how could you not expect them to be lower this year, even with a possibly improved team?
I am tired of people telling me I am a bad fan because I am frustrated with my team after 10 games. It’s not ten games to us folks, it’s ten games added on top of what has been a series of miserable campaigns. Everyone knows about the choke seasons, and for the most part those were good seasons by flawed teams, but when the same girl breaks your heart so viciously twice, do you trust her when she comes back around again saying she misses you? Of course you don’t. Last year was an abyss of just horrible baseball coupled with horrible luck. The team took huge steps backward last year and we all struggled through it.
Each year new fresh feelings are born. That’s the beauty of opening day. But for Mets fans we have heard it all before and then been crushed. So to be surprised that the Mets fan is just a little bit fed up, and taking a wait-and-see approach is sort of foolish.
As a Met fan I will go to my normal number of games. But I wont be rushing out to Citi in April to watch a team stumbling around. I’d rather wait a bit and see what builds and even if they are out of it before the second month ends, at least they will be nice summer nights. It’s what I always do.
To think Jason Bay is a cure-all bandaid that will make Mets fans forget about past transgressions is silly. We might be cynical and we might be a bit chicken-little-ish but we aren’t stupid. We know this team has gaping holes, even before the injuries. We want this team to show us something, show us they are for real, show us they are legit, show us that she is being honest again, before we jump in and get our hearts broken again.