I received this "Message From the Mets" email today:
Dear Mets Fan:
All of us at the Mets are bitterly disappointed in failing to achieve our collective goal of building upon last year's success.We did not meet our organization's expectations -- or yours.Everyone at Shea feels the same range of emotions as you -- our loyal fans -- and we know we have let you down. We wanted to thank you for your record-breaking support of our team this year. Equally important, Ownership will continue its commitment in providing the resources necessary to field a championship team.Omar will be meeting with Ownership shortly to present his plan on addressing our shortcomings so that we can achieve our goal of winning championships in 2008 and beyond.
You deserve better results. Many thanks again for your record-breaking support.
The New York Mets
Thanks a lot guys. I feel a whole lot better now. I sincerely doubt though that "everyone at Shea" is feeling the same range of emotions as me. Tommy Glavine is probably already trying on his Braves jersey. Jeff Conine played in about 10 games so I'm sure he is just as attached to this team as I am. I sincerely believe that David Wright is taking the collapse hard, but I'm sure he will be comforted by his millions of dollars and ten girls he has banged since yesterday's loss. I'm over $100K in debt from student loans and the only bush I'm getting tonight is the Busch light I'm currently drinking.
Dear Mets Marketing Department,
Please stop patronizing me.