Found December 30, 2011 on Matthew Cerrone's Mets Blog:
TEAMS: New York Mets
As I’ve said before, what sustains me in writing is knowing you and I essentially agree on the same thing: we want the Mets to win. Sure, we may disagree on the best ways for them to do this, but we all agree on the goal. I started in 2003 as an out-of-market Mets fan going to school in Washington, DC. It was a project for college, but it also was a way for me to stay in touch with what was going on with the Mets, since I couldn’t listen to WFAN, watch games on TV, or talk with other fans. I never imagined that it would still be going eight years later, and that it would be my full-time job. I love every minute of it, and can’t thank you enough for continuing to read and support my work. had a slight dip in traffic this past year, just like every other blog about the Mets (mostly due to the team’s poor performance and the emergence of online social platforms). However, we rebounded in a surprising way at the end of the year and, even at it’s we...

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