Found September 03, 2012 on Mets Merized Online:
A lot can be said about the culture of a franchise and what it can do to both the confidence of the players and the fan base.  The best example unfortunately comes from the Bronx where we find the Yankees who are almost synonymous with winning.  In Queens though, things never seem to go as well.  I don’t want to flat out call it a culture of mediocrity, but watching the fan base embrace the notion of “finishing strong” almost makes that point for me.  However with that said, there is certainly some value in the way things have played out this season. The team’s strong first half allowed the fan base to dream for a few months.  Was there more talent here than originally thought?  Any thing is possible, right?  Well, while its fair to say that anything is possible, I think everyone can conclude that this roster doesn’t have the talent necessary to make a legitimate playoff push.  That should be important to a fan base which is trying to implore the team’s front office to make moves th...
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