“You Suck… That’s what everybody out there is saying about you.”.
“You can either accept that and do nothing, or you can take control and prove them all wrong.”
This was the first thing that Terry Collins said to his club in Spring Training of 2012. In the first half of the season, it certainly appeared that this club had chosen the latter. After baseball’s finest left Kansas City and returned to their respective thirty clubs however, it appeared that this team decided that they would very well accept their “suckitude” rather than prove them all wrong. Although you will hear every player in that clubhouse deny it until they are blue (and orange) in the face, it was quite clear to everyone following this team or anyone who flipped on a Mets broadcast for all of five minute, that this team had indeed quit, that they had packed it in and were thinking about 2013, and that was no more apparent than in the 16-1 loss to the Phillies this past Thursday.
This pitiful, embarrassing loss ...