Originally written on Philliedelphia  |  Last updated 11/20/12
More than any other organization in Major League Baseball, and for as long as I canremember, the New York Mets have been the object of my greatest disdain. Mr.Met, the ridiculous apple popping out of the hat during each home run, and the incessant curtain calls during the mid-80’s where it seemed like an infield single in the first inning merited an additional round of applause all helped shape my feelings towards the second-rate organization in Queens. From Mookie, Mex, Doc, Straw and the Kid to Reyes, LoDuca, Wright, Beltran and our old friend Billy Wagner to the absolute joke that the organization has become today there is no team in baseball whose misery I enjoy more. If the Nationals are the obnoxious kid brother that won’t stop following us around then the Mets are the uninvited party guest that just won’t leave and continues to make a fool out of himself long after it stopped being funny. Imagine then the self-conflict that engulfed my soul as I cheered the selection of R.A. ...
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