Mets fans like to look at their quirky and fun history. Mostly because, that’s really all we have. Fred Wilpon likes to deny the Mets history at Ebbets Field II, but we fans keep it alive through blogs and books on the very topic. When they’re crappy, we can always look back at the past and say, “Hey remember this time…”
And if Mets fans are anything, we’re geeky. We are all our own history buffs, remembering certain players or certain events that really impacted us one way or another. And in this history keeping, we like to create lists. Some people compile their favorite games. Some like to tell us who was underrated in their tenure with the Mets. Some have done the Top 50 countdown of best Mets. Heck, even our buddy Metstradamus compiles a daily Hate list.
But where are the lists of Mets we can’t stand? The players who make us cringe at the thought of them? The players who define us, whether they played forever with us or just a short time.
Where’s is the Notorious Mets Of All Time List?
Well, I, The Coop Cooper, have decided to take matters into my own hands. I have decided to work with other fans, bloggers and Tweeters (and anyone following us via social media) to participate in what should be a historic event. Well, maybe not, but it sounded good. Let’s create history, and find out who the most Notorious Mets are!!
I’m going to create a Top 50 list ultimately, but I want feedback and participation from you, the fan, the blogger, the person who has committed their heart and soul to the organization, and still roll their eyes at the thought of fill-in-the-blank. As we’ve discussed, this is a “SMH” or *headdesk* kind of player we can’t stand, or more aptly, just shrug them away. We care neither for them nor they for us.
So I ask you, the fan, to provide a Top 10 list (or even more, I have some people who have provided more) of the Top Notorious or Infamous Mets of all time. Have fun with this. Submissions are due a week before All-Star Break, and during the week, we’ll be posting 10 per day to get to 50.
Judging by the success, we may have a winner every year. Just remember — they need to be a Met manager, coach, general manager (I’ve gotten plenty of submissions there), or of course, a player. If you can provide a blurb or two about WHY a certain player has made the list…even better! You’ll get full attribution for any quote you give us.
Who’s made your roll your eyes? Who’s made you cringe at the mere mention? You know you have a list…let’s get it all together on paper!