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#pounditThursday, October 28, 2021

Mets Mocked on New York Subway Sign

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:

The company has long been producing off-kilter advertisements, most funny, some more than a little cringe inducing. This is obviously a tame ad, one that I don’t think will offend too many Mets fans. As a Mets fan I think it’s actually pretty funny. The sentiment that the Mets organization is anything but professional has been around for some time, even before Perez, K-Rod and Bernie Madoff. Unfortunately it’ll probably continue until new ownership takes over, which (fingers crossed) may have to happen if the Wilpons lose their lawsuit. Here’s hoping.

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