And it’s not Charles and his last post I’m referring to…
I intended to write about how the Mets have a lasting legacy of great pitching and how beyond Seaver and Gooden it’s hard to rank them. Then I read this piece of trash on Deadspin.
A taste of what has me calling it a piece of trash:
Santana’s not beloved. He came to Queens a mercenary, and has anchored some of the more disappointing seasons in Mets history. He’s missed more than a full year, making it impossible to view his massive contract as anything but a disappointment so far. He’s not, for lack of a less disgusting crosstown term, a “True Met.”
It goes on for several more sentences about how we Mets fans don’t love Johan Santana and won’t remember him and wear his throwback jersey.
Really? What fanbase has this guy been watching? Johan Santana most certainly is beloved, even before he threw the no-hitter. The most worn jerseys by Mets fans are Santana and David Wright. Everyone was jazzed when he returned this season from surgery. Fans call him “Johan” in that he’s got the one-name status with fans, much like Pedro Martinez did.
And then the article goes on to have a ridiculous ranking of who we Mets fans would rather have throw a no-hitter. Ron Darling tops the list. I love Darling, but to not have Tom Seaver or Doc Gooden at the top of the list seems ridiculous to me. That’s especially true since Seaver came the closest to a no-hitter before Santana. And the rest of the list I’m sure would cause quite a bit of arguments among Mets fans.
But I bet that’s what Deadspin is trying to get — debate and arguments. But this might be one of the most ridiculous things I’ve read from them even before I got to the rankings, and that’s saying a lot.