Sung to the tune of “Cecilia”
Oh, Fred Wilpon, you’re breaking my heart, you’re shaking my confidence daily.
Oh, Fred Wilpon, I’m down on my knees, I’m begging don’t trade RA Dickey
Watching a game in the afternoon with Fred Wilpon At Citifield
I get up to get a beer
When get back to Fred Someone’s taken my seat
Oh, Fred Wilpon, you’re breaking my heart, you’re shaking my confidence daily. Oh, Fred Wilpon, I’m down on my knees, I’m begging don’t trade David Wright.
If you know me or read me regularly, you know what crazy Met fan I am (yes, I am aware of how redundant that looks). Like most, long-suffering Met fans, I hate Fred Wilpon. I don’t care what the fine people on Morning Joe think about how wonderful a person he is. I think he sucks and I doubt I will have a happy summer until he dies or sells the team and I am not sure which I hope happens.
Recently, pitcher RA Dickey was nominated for a Cy Young Award (if you do not know what that is, Google it). It seemed unlikely that the Mets would want to trade such a valuable player but after losing so much money to Bernie Madoff and then losing more to the victims’ fund ($162 million to be exact and is it a coincidence that there are 162 games in a season? I SO doubt it) but that’s exactly what they started talking about doing. And today, I read they are also looking into trading third baseman David Wright? WTF? http://risingapple.com/2012/11/13/thoughts-on-latest-david-wright-r-a-dickey-rumors/
My experience with the Mets goes something like this. Someone from the Met front office will
appear on television to explain why some super popular player has been traded. For some reason my brain is fixated on John Olerud and Dave Cone but the list is too long too put here. Well, they give some really rational reason why this player had to be let go — Olerud and his wife “want to go home.” Cone “wants too much money.” Fair enough. I get it. I don’t like it but it makes sense.
Next up on TV. That player who disputes the Met front office person’s story. Olerud said he and his wife “really enjoy living in NYC.” Cone said, “I’d play for free to play in New York.” What? Did you even talk to the player?
Last year’s heartbreak for me was Jose Reyes (I know he was underwhelming in Miami) — I have had ONE baseball jersey in my life and it’s his. He said he left because “the Mets didn’t seem to want me.” Maybe the front office didn’t want you but the fans did.
Not that Fred Wilpon gives a rat’s ass about us.