It's easy to be loyal to a team when they constantly win. Stay true to your team after getting kicked in the gut year after year, now that's loyalty. Some fans live and die by each pitch, and I'm not just talking during the regular season. Go down to Spring Training, you'll see the same loyalty during games that don't "count". I don't think the Mets have it all that bad. It could definitely be worse. We've had some bright spots the past couple years and have hope in the not too distant future. Not all our fans love going to the ballpark (for their own reasons) but hop on twitter at any given moment, the Mets fan base is as loyal as they come. Hope, that's big in sports. Look at Cubs fans. They've been waiting over 100 years for a World Series championship. THAT'S loyalty. Imagine being a senior citizen lifelong Cubs fan. Never in their lives have they seen their banner raised. THAT'S loyalty. Yesterday a company called Brand Keys released their annual survey. It lists the MLB fan bases loyalty in order. Surprise, surprise, the Yankees are #1 and the Phillies are #2. The Mets came in at #26th. Top-5 Teams - 2013 2012 Rankings
The Phillies are the MOST loyal? Ha. They stopped winning and the fans stopped showing up. Their "sell out" streak ended. Those loyal die hards turned their back on Citizens Bank Park. I used to go down there in 2005 and 2006 for Mets games. Nobody in the place. Obviously that all changed in 2008. A World Series win and all of the sudden everyone in Philly and South Jersey was a fan. Rocking their Utley jerseys and vomiting on little girls. Most loyal? How about most rotten?
If you're hitting the final home game on Thursday at Citi Field, swing by the Marina Lot to see some friends, maybe meet some new ones, and responsibly wash down your sorrows before heading inside.