“I think we have to get the fans back at the stadium. … That’s a necessity. That’s the lifeblood. And to do that, we have to have a good team. We have to be careful that we don’t make some of the mistakes that we made in the past, having long-term contracts that didn’t work out. … I think we’re going to be better than you think. … We would hope that Mets fans enjoy going to the ballpark and give this team a try. … This is a tough time. We’re bearing up, I can promise you that.”
~ Fred Wilpon, as quoted by the Wall Street Journal
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