Tuesday, November 30, 2010

30 Teams in 30 Posts: #27

Just four slots from the bottom of the barrel, I never thought I'd find myself talking about a team that I generally think about with indifference. I suppose it's not the same kind of indifference that comes to me when I think about the Orioles. I've just never found anything to like about the Mets, ever. I can't even think of any players that I was slightly excited about, except perhaps when I was a young naive fool and Gregg Jefferies was all the rage, back in the days of yore when the rivers ran rich with '88 Score. There isn't a lot of hatred here, but there's something really unlikable about the Mets that almost always trumps whatever opponent they might be facing.

The pickins are slim with this lot, as you can tell. This is a very Tom Seaver heavy post, and considering that both his and Nolan Ryan's tenures with the Mets were before my time, I don't really have anything against them. In fact, I really like these Then and Now hologram inserts, so you might have a bit of a time trying to pry this from my cold dead hands.

This card is far from perfection, just to warn you. I actually have another copy of this card, in noticeably worse condition.

Favorite current Mets player: Jason Bay. Bay hasn't amounted to anything in his brief Mets career, and I'm sure that he's the scourge of every good hearted Mets fan everywhere. But he's a former Portland Beaver (and a Canadian.) Like I said, it's hard to find anything likable about this team, past or present, so here you have Mr. Bay.

Least favorite current Mets player: Jose Reyes. He's just annoying. I'm not saying he wouldn't be an asset to most teams, but after years of having him shoved down the baseball-watching public's throats, I am still not impressed and am in fact pretty annoyed.

Favorite Mets player of all-time: Keith Hernandez. I don't have anything exceptionally great to say about Keith, either, but he's an ex-Card and has managed to stay off of my list of players I don't like that play for teams that I don't like.

Least favorite Mets player of all-time: Jose Reyes. Yeah, I was surprised, too. As much I don't hate Keith, but really find it hard to praise him at the same time. Likewise, it's hard to generate enough anger to pick someone here. Reyes, however, is just annoying enough.

The Ny Mets (my favorite squadron) come in at #27 in my reverse-ranking of favorite teams as of the moment I picked them on October 4th, 2010. All of these cards are very much up for trade, so please contact me if you're interested.

1 comment:

BA Benny said...

I am interested in all those cards, let me do some digging and see what I can find for you.