When you think about it, one season following the Mets HAS to be the equivalent to a year at med school. In all seriousness, I’ve learned far more about the human body from the Mets than any doctor I’ve ever seen. I feel like I could take the MCAT today without having to study.
They say memory tools are the best way to prepare for tests. Well, let’s take a walk down memory lane with a list that not even the best sitcom writers could come up with…
Noah Syndergaard (2018)– Hand, foot and mouth disease / Noah did a good deed and spent time at a kids camp. No good deed goes unpunished.
Yoenis Cespedes (2018)- Calcification in both heels/ It's always a good sign when your workhorse can't stand on his heels.
Brandon Nimmo (2017)– Collapsed lung / I find it hard to breathe when watching this team too, Brandon.
Hansel Robles (2017)- Pinched genitals
Robles had numbness in fingers pitching the ninth. In the eighth he landed awkwardly and pinched his genitals, prompting Ray Ramirez visit.
Matt Harvey (2016)- Thoracic Outlet Syndrome / I still don't understand what this is.
Matt Harvey (2016)– Bladder Infection / Harvey had a hard time going pee-pee.
David Wright (2015)– Spinal Stenosis/ This is cruel and unusual punishment for Captain America.
Dillon Gee (2012)– Blood Clot / Gee went from the modern day Rick Reed to donezo after this scare.
Ike Davis (2012) – Valley Fever / I'm still not convinced Davis wasn't just perpetually hungover.
Angel Pagan (2011)- Ulcerative colitis / As someone with Crohn's, I can confirm that Pagan was not full of shit when ailing from Colitis.
Kaz Matsui (2008)– Unnatural anus skin tear - Talk about a real pain in the ass....
Ryan Church (2008)– Post Concussion Syndrome / It's amazing to think back on how poorly this was handled as we learn more about concussions from the NFL
Jason Isringhausen (1997)– Tuberculosis / Izzy is the 1/1,000,000 case that gets the side effect you always hear on drug commercials
…and that doesn’t even tip the iceberg when it comes to injuries.
I mean, look at that list again. The Mets don’t need a trainer, they need a Chief of Medicine sitting on the bench. I understand some things are just out of your control, but no team should be introducing its fan base to illnesses at the rate the Mets do.
When I think about all the money I’ve spent on tickets, food and beers over the years, it probably does equate to Med school. Yet with all that “schooling,” I haven’t heard what the diagnosis is for the illness us fans have that continue to come back for more year-after-year…
We love the QBC, and this upcoming January 19th is set to be a doozy. As they have for the last couple years, Katch in Astoria will host the 6th annual offseason gathering of Mets fans. This years headliner is none other than Mets A-List Superstar Keith Hernandez.
The Mets season started off on the highest of high notes and took a nose dive really quick from there. It was an emotional rollercoaster for all that were loyal until the last pitch. Let’s take a look back at what went through fans minds every step of the way.