The following letter was sent to Mets fans by e-mail asking for them to sign a petition in support of the team:
Fans who sign the petition are entered for a chance to win two tickets to a Mets-Yankees game at Citi Field, and prior to the game they’ll have the opportunity to present the signed letter to the current Mets team.
Matthew Cerrone, Lead Writer
I assume this has something to do with Curtis Granderson’s comment about “true New Yorkers being Mets fans,” especially since this surrounds the Subway Series, but I may be wrong. I don’t know the true intent of this initiative, so I’ll refrain from judging it from a marketing perspective.
In terms of baseball, I’ll say this: If the Mets want fans to show support of the team, i.e., be positive and go to games, winning and being entertaining will have a bigger impact than petitions. The Mets are on their way. They’re 15-11. I can only speak for myself, but I’m pretty excited about where this franchise is heading and why. I like how things are playing out, I like how they’ve been restructured, and I’m further encouraged knowing Matt Harvey, Rafael Montero and Noah Syndergaard aren’t even part of the team right now. The future is bright. I feel it and I think most other fans feel it as well, even if they wish it would get here faster than the current pace — all of which makes this #TrueNewYorker petition all the more confusing.
By the way, I’m born, raised and still live in Connecticut, so am I even allowed to sign it?