Originally posted on Mets Merized Online  |  Last updated 11/25/12
Mike Vaccaro lays out a solid argument in this morning’s New York Post, about why there is so much distrust between the fans and the team. In dissecting the causes for this growing schism in Mets Nation, he concludes that it all boils down to the Mets wanting to have it both ways.. As negotiations with David Wright and R.A. Dickey continue to meander, it was revealed this week the cheapest opening day ticket for April 1, when the Mets host the Padres, will be $63. If that sounds absurdly expensive, it should: Two days later, when those same teams play the second game of the season at Citi Field, those $63 “promenade reserved” tickets can be had for $15. If this sounds absurdly tone-deaf … well, of course it is. Because it goes to the very dichotomy that will forever haunt the Mets: On the one hand, they want to play the big-market bully whenever it benefits them. That means charging Broadway-level prices for Opening Day, for Yankees games, for high-profile games. That means remember...
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