A letter from Metsburg131

Metsburg131 posted this in comments

Antagonizing a good number of your patrons at random off-season intervals apropos of nothing, and boring us to tears with someone’s random jersey collection seems like a recipe for success. Maybe its time to take your Beatles moment early Shannon. You’ve lost the mindset that once helped you make this site great. You once criticized a fellow blogger for bringing divisive signs to the game (criticism he manned up and responded to).

But now you are the divisive blogger, and in spite of countless posts from me and others asking you to man up and stop with that nonsense, you continue to beat that drum. You seem to feel under attack for your continued financial patronage of the team. If that is true, that sucks, and I am sorry for that. But as you know, that sort of thing goes with being in the public eye. Ask commander Lukas if he knows anything about that? But if you are going to respond to that bologna, do it with the individuals you feel have attacked you and not a broad swath of the people who visit your site, many good folks and good fans, who have chosen to speak with their wallets. It is not an easy stand we are taking. You may consider it foolish or futile. That’s fine. I feel it is the only recourse I have left and so I let my gut guide me just as you have let yours.

Why do I care any more? Who knows. Its silly but I once felt a part of this site… felt it was a community. That’s all hard to let go of I guess. But, if you keep prodding, I guess I’ll get there.

I do sincerely appreciate anyone having the passion to write in rather just click off, so let me address the points at hand.

<<Antagonizing a good number of your patrons at random off-season intervals apropos of nothing, and boring us to tears with someone’s random jersey collection seems like a recipe for success.>>

Hey, I like having tickets.  I also like joshing about the Wilpons super-powers.  Folks can buy tickets or not.  There’s another guy on the internet calling us schmucks.  I laugh at that and enjoy games with my son.  If I can work in a Star Wars reference along the way, I shall.

As for jersey of the day – we don’t claim it’s a major post.  It’s something to kill time with during the off-season.  I guess we could post nothing but we choose not to.

<<You’ve lost the mindset that once helped you make this site great. You once criticized a fellow blogger for bringing divisive signs to the game (criticism he manned up and responded to).>>

I suppose most people came to know the site because of some of the crankier posts.  However, much of the stated goals have been accomplished.  I’ve said over and over I want them to win the World Series while dressed nicely.  Might not be in 2013, I’m still going to games.

As for Darren – yeah I liked T7L2012 way better than T7L2011.  He can do whatever he wants, and he and I are cool and hung out several times last season – but I think the brand became even more successful by tapping into the good vibes in 2012 from Carter to Dickey.

As for the second and third paragraphs, I think you are well stated and I will take that under strong consideration in future posts.  Much of this blog is me just riffing.  Maybe sometimes I do something stupid.

What is fascinating to me is how divided the fanbase is.  People are very passionate about all of this.  Some don’t want to go to games, others do, some get upset at the topic.  We’re divided.  That’s not good, and that’s a great point you bring up and I do thank you for writing.

 

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