Read: Stop Booing

In his recent column for Newsday, Jim Baumbach says fans should give the Mets a break and hold back the booing for the rest of the season.

Baumbach understands why Mets fans have ‘short fuses,’ but also notes there are a few things to be positive about, writing:

“You know why there’s reason to be positive this morning? Because even after the worst loss of the season, the Mets are still tied with the Brewers for the wild card, meaning if the season ended last night there would be a play-in game today.

Tell me you wouldn’t have signed up for this situation – including the road that it took to get here – back on June 13 when the Mets were in fourth place and 7 1/2 games back”

…i’ve never understood why fans boo players from their own team…i’ve never once booed a player on the Mets…i just don’t get the purpose of booing your own team…in no way does that make me a better fan than those who boo…to me it just makes zero sense and its very hypocritical to do so…

…i’m just as frustrated as the next person, but at a time like this we, as fans of the Mets, should come together and do everything in our power to continue to believe and cheer for our team during this rough stretch…

…added to by Matthew Cerrone

…it is a little ridiculous, in that the team is tied for a playoff spot with four days left, and yet some of my fellow fans are quitting, giving up, booing and, instead, actually appear to rooting for failure, which i will never understand…

…that said, baumbach, who is a fantastic columnist, but who is a columnist, should not discount just how frustrated we are, he, like the team, should not dismiss how jerked around we, as a fanbase, are starting to feel…so, while i agree with him that we should be more supportive, if for no other reason than there are four days left and a legit chance for the playoffs, i understand why it can be so difficult at times…