I thought all the nonsense that DICK Wilpon said last week was swept under the rug when the new investor came in and gave us a little bit of hope that down the road he might completely take over the team.
But I completely forgot that all of the Mets problems also affect all the teams they’re linked to specially the Buffalo Bisons, who have struggled competing in Triple-A but only because their top players have been called up to weather the storm of injuries that are almost now a tradition from the Squad in Queens.
My trip to Buffalo last weekend confirmed that bad news does really travel fast. It was a crazy coincidence that this editorial above came out while I was there, but what really called my attention was the view of the Mets from the Buffalo locals.
Every time the baseball subject came up and I mentioned my allegiance to the Orange & Blue, I got almost the same reaction and the same commentaries. They mentioned how much they sucked, how they got ripped off by Madoff and how even the very owner thinks they’re shitty.
It’s been almost five years since I’ve started hearing that everywhere, so I know how to shrug that off. But this time I kind of bugged out because these comments were from people that live 24-7-365 hockey, their second sport is football and all of their major sports teams have gone through major disappointments in decisive championship moments.
The sports fans in Buffalo are extremely loyal and they have stuck with their teams through those many heartbreaks, so when many people there are hoping that the Bisons cut ties with anything that has to do with the Mets, that’s how I know the Squad from Queens are pretty close to hitting rock bottom.
My initial thought when the new investor came in was that this is the first step to push the Wilpons out of the picture little by little and help turn around the team not to make it a winning team, but a CHAMPION -- many times over. Now I also would like things to get better so the Bisons also get better.
To me it would be awesome if there’s a successful Orange & Blue team in Buffalo, that would create many many AMAZIN’ Mets fans, who would be incredibly loyal just like all of us right now.
LET’S GO METS!
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