Top Five Types of Mets Fans You'll Find

Mack RosenbergContributor IJuly 21, 2009

NEW YORK - APRIL 13:  Fans stand outside before the start of the Opening Day game between the San Diego Padres and the New York Mets at Citi Field on April 13, 2009 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. This is the first regular season MLB game being played at the new venue which replaced Shea stadium as the Mets home field.  (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

With what's gone on this past year, I have slowly but surely declined to the point where there is nothing else to say about this season. "It's over" is really all that's left at this point. I'd like to think there's that glimmer of hope, but if the Phillies keep playing the way they're playing and we keep playing the way we're playing, we'll be fighting with the Nationals for who can manage their way to 45 GB when it's all said and done.

So I'd like to take this somewhat precious time to talk about the certain types of Met fans I've heard speak or have even met at some point this season.


The Guy Who Won't Settle For Anything (Most New Yorkers)

This is the guy who simply can't take a loss. It's like a football season for these types of fans. They just can't seem to add that "two" after the 1-6. It's not a 16-game season folks, we can afford to lose some here and there (Of course we've done much more then that as we've lost some not only here and there but here, there, and everywhere. So these fans are probably no longer with us).


The Stupid Fan

Every team has them, and the Mets certainly haven't lacked them this season. I love listening to the radio ten games into the season and hearing a fan call up with trade proposals. Once I had the lovely pleasure of hearing a fan say 'We should trade David Wright for Roy Halladay'. Honestly, the pain of hearing things like that doesn't compare with the pain I've already endured watching this team play. People are stupid.


Those Who Are Impatient

I know you're probably thinking these guys are similar to the first bunch that I talked about. But they're different in that its not a month into the season and they are all ready to fire Jerry Manuel and Omar Minaya. Give it a break, people. It's one month into the season for god's sake. Of course now these people are probably screaming at other fans about how right they supposedly were.


Those Who Blame Everything on the Manager and GM

Okay, now listen. I am in no way on the side of Jerry and Omar. Minaya has made some very impulsive and stupid decisions that have greatly impacted this team's performance. Jerry Manuel needs to learn how to react in the right manner with others based on the situation his team is in. Sadly, Jerry, baseball not always a la-di-da type of game. However, there are plenty who are ready to place all the blame on these two and that direction of blame is in no way appropriate. A manager and general manager cannot stop injuries. I guarantee if we didn't suffer the health blows on this team, everyone would be a lot more respectful towards each other.


The Smart Fans Who Know How To Treat A Team Realistically

Guys like me, in other words. I have always been the type of person that doesn't let the biggest losses get to me (except the time I ripped my shirt when he who shall remain nameless dropped a routine fly ball in the bottom of the ninth inning). In addition, you have to be realistic about the team, and you have to have the right mind of thought when rooting for a team like the Mets. You have to be ready for 11 run losses, and one run losses as well. It's all in the experience, really. I know I'm only 17 but since I became a Met fan I think it's safe to say I've have had plenty of experience with losing.

And so in these days of paramount failures, I felt the need to shed some light on some of the types of people you'll meet that are Met fans. I in no way meant to insult anyone. If you felt that way, I apologize but there simply isn't any better way to put it. It's just the way fans can be, especially in New York with the team that isn't the Yankees (who are now in first place YEAH).

Oh and if you didn't already see "The Hangover", you must. I laughed so hardbelieve it or not—I cried

Some would say that about the Mets season.

Without the laughing so hard part.