It’s not easy being a New York Mets fan. In fact it’s really, really tough. Between the season-ending collapses of historic proportions, the terrible contracts given to players like Oliver Perez and Luis Castillo, the arrest of our $37 million closer and the recent ownership issues, it has been a rough few years — four years to be exact. The team hasn’t been the same since Carlos Beltran struck out looking at a nasty curve from Cardinals pitcher Adam Wainwright in Game 7 of the 2006 NLCS.
Basically since the team’s inception in 1962, it’s been the M.O. of Mets fans to expect the worst and wear the team’s failures as a sort of badge of courage. In that spirit, The New York Times reported on Wednesday that Manhattan Mini Storage has produced this subway ad poking fun at the Mets organization: