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. (more…)