Mets Commemorate 50th Season by Attempting to Match 1962’s 40-120 Record
FLUSHING, QUEENS, NY (Sportsman’s Daily Wire Service) The New York Mets, a powerhouse in the National League just five seasons ago, have been reduced once again to a baseball punch line. With its ownership being victims of Bernie Madoff’s ponzi scheme, overpriced contracts, a bevy of injuries, and an aging nucleus, the Mets at 5-11 on the young season and six games behind the Philadelphia Phillies in last place, have decided to turn a negative into a positive – so to speak. The club will now commemorate their inaugural 1962 season and attempt to duplicate that team’s record.
“We finally just decided to say ‘what the fuck?’” said Mets GM Sandy Alderson. “We were kind of hoping to surprise people early and get out of the gate on a good note. Well, that didn’t exactly happen, so our promotions department suggested we have fun with the season and dial things back to 1962.”
Several fans have gotten on board with the idea.
“I’ll say one thing” said Tony Luchese, 52, of Brooklyn. “It sure makes sucking a hell of a lot more fun. Now we got something to shoot for and we can have a few laughs to boot. Shit, maybe I’ll even throw down a few bucks on this thing. I like their chances.”
The Mets went 40-120 in 1962. Two postponed games were never made up in the 162 game schedule that season.
“That means we’ve even got a shot at breaking the ’62 mark if we play all 162 games,” added Alderson.
The Mets changed their 2011 slogan from “Fifty Years of Fun” to “Repeating History, One Loss at a Time.”
In a related story, team mascot Mr. Met was seen drinking heavily under the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge.”