Originally posted on Around Citi  |  Last updated 5/18/13
The New York Mets have a core of fans who are extremely dedicated and loyal to the team despite their often overwhelming disappointments. The club has an unmistakable identity as a perennial underdog and a penchant for making the worst case scenario into a reality. The New York Mets organization may have a reputation as a losing one, but the moments that have defined the 50 year history of the club are amongst the most iconic in baseball history. For every Nolan Ryan the Mets have shipped off for Jim Fergosi, there’s the ground ball that gets through Buckner’s legs. There’s the stunning nature of disappointment as we recount Carlos Beltran’s strikeout in 2006 (No, it’s not his fault the Mets lost the game), but the foil of the strikeout can be a Grand Slam Single to push the Mets back to Atlanta. To say that the franchise has been a roller coaster of peaks and valleys since they first took the field in 1962 would be using the ultimate cliche. Ike Davis, anecdotally speaking, was amo...
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