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Little by little, the fans in this city have won me over. Because of their pure joy. And their love for this team that they’ve followed since childhood. And their complete confidence and appreciation for every player, during the good seasons and during the bad ones.
Baseball is a game unlike any other. In baseball, there is time to waste, and there is time to think. There is time for drama and time for suspense to build. There is time. We don’t appreciate time. In a society that has become defined by speed, baseball does not appeal to the general populous as it once did. We no longer take time to contemplate.
There’s a reason the most famous Mets fans are comedians – Jerry Seinfeld, Adam Sandler, Jimmy Kimmel, Amy Schumer, Ben Stiller, Ray Romano, Kevin James, Chris Rock, and Jon Stewart just to name a few. To watch this team, particularly in the past decade, you need to be able to find humor in misery.