The Mets Are Having Fun Right Now. Deal With It.

The Mets Are Having Fun Right Now. Deal With It.

by Ricky Diffendale March 11, 2021 0 Comments

The New York Mets released a video Wednesday in which they “practiced” celebrating a Game 7 World Series win. When I first saw it, I thought, “oh boy, here it comes.” The inevitable tidal wave of haters; both Mets and non-Mets fan alike giving their takes on why this is a bad look and how dare they do this and blah blah blah. If you fall on that side of the fence, I’ve got news for you: you’re no fun.


Baseball is a game, and games are supposed to be fun.

If you played baseball at some point in your life, and you possessed any semblance of imagination as a kid, you’ve pretended to live this exact scenario. Game 7. Two outs. Full count. Then, depending on your personal preference, what came next was that you either threw strike three or walked it off. Either way, you won. You raised your arms to the sky, made the imaginary crowd noise with your mouth. It was FUN to pretend.

The 2021 Mets are not kids, but does that mean they don’t get to have fun? Of all the things in the world to get pissed off about, a group of guys on a baseball field bonding and acting like kids shouldn’t be one of them. We’re the ones who emulate the pros as kids. Today, the pros emulated us. This is the kind of stuff that should be encouraged to help grow the game of baseball. More fun!

I loved every second of the video. Yes, I’m fully aware the Mets didn’t win anything and haven’t won a World Series since 1986. Forget all that. Enjoy the fact that your team is out there having a good time. If the video rubbed you the wrong way, here’s some advice: stop being a grump and remember what it was like to be a kid who loved the game of baseball. That’s exactly what the Mets did. AND...when the Mets do eventually win the whole thing, they’ll know exactly how to celebrate.




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