The Mets have been e-mailing a letter to fans asking them to sign a petition in support of the team >> Read the letter here.
The letter is signed by Mike Piazza, John Franco, Keith Hernandez, Darryl Strawberry and others, as well as Ron Darling.
However, Darling told WFAN that he’s never seen or read the letter, which is a failure on his part.
“I was asked to put my likeness and name to something, I didn’t read what was going to be put out there,” Darling said. “I think for me to criticize it and to go after it, I would be putting someone else in harms way, so I should just put myself in harms way. I agreed to put my name on it and so that’s on me. I didn’t do my due diligence to read what went out.”
According to Darling, the e-mail is indicative of a potential disconnect between the team and its fans.
“I don’t think there has ever been a time that any organization would do something to anger their fans, which would be silly,” he said. “So, what that tells me is that there might be a disconnect here and we really need to re-evaluate.”
Darling acknowledged to the show’s hosts that there is a mistrust between some fans and Ownership.
However, he added, “As fans, you can only change yourself, and I don’t know that you can ever do that.”