Matt Harvey Injury 2013: The Sad Life of a Mets Fan

It’s 4 o’clock on the last Monday of August, another humid afternoon in stinking Manhattan. But today is not just another hot day in the big city, it’s the day Mets fans truly died.

Dwight Gooden at Candlestick Park in San Franc...

Dwight Gooden at Candlestick Park in San Francisco, CA (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Some might say we crumbled to pieces when the Yankees won the World Series at Shea, when unexpected hero Mike Scioscia homered against Dwight Gooden to tie the game in the 1988 NLCS, when the Mets traded 24-year-old Nolan Ryan before his Hall-of-Fame career, when the “Amazins” iconically collapsed in both 2007 and 2008, the list goes on…

But yesterday’s heartbreaking news showed us that Mets fans truly will never get a break. Just when top prospects were soaring up the Major League charts and the Metropolitans had a glimmer of hope, their top ace, pleasantly gunning for the Cy Young, gets tossed onto the season-ending DL with a torn UCL. Matt Harvey, the heart and soul of New York, could now possibly miss all of next season as well. The rapture-triggering news shocked the baseball world, saddened newly inspired diamond fans, and most importantly gave Mets fans a hurtful, yet realistic glimpse into a long, disastrous, never-changing future. For the Mets, the future is never.

After realizing that the Mets may never rise to success, nor ever cease to break our hearts, we have decided to document the life of several Mets fans, occupying the Big Apple with false hope or cynical support. How does one move on when the future is lost?

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This is “True Life: I’m a Mets fan”

Our first subject, Jim, is a failing broadway actor who currently lives off of his parents’ credit cards but wants to make it on his own in the mascot business.

Franko hails from Accident, Maryland, where they don’t teach hand-eye coordination. He dreams of becoming a ballet dancer.

And Josh is a struggling bartender who never lets a Yankee fan live a loss down. #Selfie

Let’s be honest. Mets fans can’t even remember their players anymore, in this turnstile of injured propsects and failed free-agent signings.

But hey, maybe it’s your turn to apply for the New York Mets. Desperate times call for desperate measures, and the Mets will always be desperate.

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