The Dealbreaker

The Mets are officially a laughingstock, the butt of jokes even on mainstream entertainment and gossip outlets. Seen on the website ““:

You know how sometimes you’ll be dating someone and you REALLY like them and you just keep thinking, “dear God, please don’t let him be [DEALBREAKER],” because you know you’ll have to break it off if they’re [a Scientologist/a vegan/a Mets fan/a chewing tobacco enthusiast/an ardent manscaper/an OJ Simspon apologist/a Real Housewives megafan (that one’s me — in the sense that I am one, not in the sense that I can’t deal with that)/whatever your particular dealbreaker is] and even though you know you can’t live with someone who is home making scrapbooks of the collected works of Lisa Vanderpump (NOT ME although I totally look for her every time I pass her restaurant — I love her, you guys!), breaking up with them is just going to suck? Because when you find out that they are big fans of crystal meth or whatever, what dies is the awesome person you imagined they were.

Hat tip to my wife (hmm … should I be concerned she may be leaving me? Maybe it’s time to root for [any team other than the Mets] …).

Joe Janish began MetsToday in 2005 to provide the unique perspective of a high-level player and coach -- he earned NCAA D-1 All-American honors as a catcher and coached several players who went on to play pro ball. As a result his posts often include mechanical evaluations, scout-like analysis, and opinions that go beyond the numbers. Follow Joe's baseball tips on Twitter at @onbaseball and at the On Baseball Google Plus page.
  1. Rob February 1, 2012 at 10:26 am
    The reason that they are rightly the butt of jokes is that the Wilpons no longer have the money to spend on established players…or anything for that matter. I thought it was interesting that Daniel Murphy supported the “moves’ made by the Wilpons to excise Reyes from the team. He saw the “wisdom” in their plan. There is no plan. It’s called not spending money to survive.
  2. John D February 1, 2012 at 10:56 am
    Joe, your wife is real pretty. Face facts my friend, it may have nothing whatsoever with the Mets….
    • Joe Janish February 1, 2012 at 10:50 pm
      Hey! Not funny!
  3. MikeT February 1, 2012 at 11:15 am
    And anyone who thinks irrationally like the person in the quoted text is likely single for a very good reason.
  4. Joe February 1, 2012 at 12:07 pm
    The team has been losing for a few years now. The fact they will lose w/o spending quite as much money makes them a tad less laughable to me. Either way, they have been the brunt of jokes for awhile.
  5. NormE February 1, 2012 at 12:13 pm
    There’s no doubt that my Mets’ fandom is being sorely tested.
    You know it’s bad when I get more enjoyment out of this blog
    (no offense, Joe) than I do out of the team.
  6. Paul Festa February 1, 2012 at 12:28 pm
    Argh! We’ve reached the level of “O.J. Simpson apologist!”
  7. Mets Fan in NC February 1, 2012 at 10:17 pm
    At least we won’t be the worst in baseball next year or at least that is what CNNSI says. They have us ranked at 25 out of 30 after our stellar offseason. So glad I will not be able to watch this disaster play out!