If you sign Arod, I am no longer using my writing genius to talk about the Mets on this website and i will be boycotting games next season. I will not spend 25 dollars a hot dog or 19 dollars a beer or pay 80 dollars a ticket to sit in my usual loge seats. I really never liked the guy as he was always a 24+1 player. He makes a gazillion dollars and even though some of the things i said on this web site seemed unappropriate at times, I still think he is only for himself and even though he is a great baseball player, He would not be a good fit at Shea this upcoming season for the reasons i already mentioned and also because of David Wright. Granted, David Wright would see a ton of fastballs hitting directly behind Arod and his numbers would improve greatly, but the move to second base is not what i envisioned for a third basemen who every met fan loves and can play the game in a way in which he impacts it daily. Arod is an amazing player but to gain a player who will cost 3 times as much as David and move David to second to only frustrate his efforts at third base as he was getting better and better by seasons end. See the only thing i dont get is Why get someone who is normally hated by Met fans as all i can see is when Arod hit a grand slam against the Mets and said something to LoDuca at home plate and almost started a fight. I just hope if they do decide to spend the 28-35 mill a year that they put some bonus incentives on there such as give him 20 mill extra if the Mets win 2 titles in 4 years or 4 in 8 years give him 40 million extra. But the thing that gets me is moving David to second when his game is improving and also the money which will go into signing arod. Now before i go since i have a ton of work to do, just think of what signing Arod will do the normal folk around the NY Metro area.
Shea Stadium parking -20 dollars a game
Tickets- Field Box -120 dollars, Loge- 80 dollars, Mezz- 55 dollars, Upper-25 dollars.
Having a Arod merchandise table located outside gate C (Part of contract)- 30 a shirt, 200 a jersey, (I would not buy a Arod jersey if it was the last jersey on earth and i needed it to stay warm to stay alive)
Beer – 12 dollars. Pretzels- 6 dollars. Soda- 6 dollars. Nachos- 6 dollars. Hot dog- 7 dollars. Foot long hot dog- 11 dollars. Chicken Fingers- 12 dollars. Subway- 16 dollars.
Foam Finger – 15 dollars. AROD # 1 (typical) foam finger- 20 dollars.
Steiner Sports pricing goes up 40 percent on Mets equipment.
Im not even going to get into sponsorship oppurtunites at shea and other items you can purchase at Shea. I really dont want to sign this guy so dont do it. Just look at my reasons.
I have been through all of the heartbreaks since i was 3 years old ( i was two when they won their last title ). I have been through all of the losing seasons. I have had numerous favirote players, Mackey Sasser ( I liked his name), Todd Hundley ( Greatest catcher of the 90′s in my mind), Ho Jo ( I thought the Hotels were his and i always used to ask my dad, Is he there HO JO?), Edgardo Alfonzo, Rico Brogna, Darryl Strawberry ( I have his game used world series celebration jersey from 06 on my wall), Generation K ( no thats a joke), John Franco ( Pre- 2000), Dave Mlicki( How can you forget the first ever game at Yankee Stadium when the Mets beat the Yanks behind Mlickis arm and the hook slide of Todd Hundley, Yes i did the macarena in the last row of Yankee stadium at that game, Rey Ordonez, Tyushoshi Shinjo( How can you not, Orange wristbands and the weird stance, Al Leiter, Matt Franco, Robin Ventura, Todd Zeile, Joe Mcewing, Kevin Mcreynolds, Keith Hernandez, Jay Payton, Bobby Valentine (Mustache, enough said), Endy Chavez ( the catch), Chris Woodward ( diehards have to love bums once in a while), Bernard Gilkey, Lance Johnson, Mike Piazza ( everyone who reads this has my thoughts on Piazza, the greatest offensive player in the history of the Mets), Jason Phillips, Jose Reyes, Pedro, Beltran at times, Mike Cameron, Doug Mientkiewicz, and even though im missing a bunch, the best player in this generation David Wright (This is Wrightoholics isnt it?). Well those are my reasons, I can look to the past and see that every single player i named has never made more than Arod in a season and anyone all time hasnt but you can use 9 names towards the middle to lower tier and multiply their salaries by each other and see that they are still a ton less than one player. I dont want this team to be determined by 24 + 1 so do the Wright thing.
Please win next year, Im getting old.