In what has been a difficult season for the New York Mets, the two constants have been R.A. Dickey and David Wright.
And yet, with both players entering the final year of their current contracts (assuming that the Mets will pick up both of their options for 2013), the two players entered Thursday’s home finale against the Pittsburgh Pirates with real questions about whether they’ll play for the home fans again.
Accordingly, the number of people in the stands actually resembled the official announced attendance (the number of tickets sold) of 31,506, while the atmosphere resembled a pre-Madoff one for the Mets and their fans.
Those fans were treated to the very best the 2012 Mets offered; R.A. Dickey won his 20th game of the season, and the Mets beat the Pirates, 6-5. In return, Dickey and Wright received at least a plausible counter to how Citi Field felt for most of the summer to take with them as they weigh their futures this winter.
...In a season when few came to Citi Field—the lowest attendance for the Mets since 2003—and fewer cared, almost no one left, even though the game was over. They know the drill by now; they were cheering their remaining heroes as much as they could in case they, too, disappeared.
Posted: September 28, 2012 at 12:00 PM | 35 comment(s)
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