A continuously running joke perpetrated by the City of New York, local businesses, national sports media and Major League Baseball that is meant to victimize a small, yet faithful allegiance of fans into believing that the Mets are indeed a Major League franchise while providing comic relief to fans, players, and management of the 29 actual MLB teams. The Mets and their seasons are constructed in a Washington General-esque manner where in the team always discovers new ways to lose while filling their "fans" with false hope that their up-and-coming players while become of some important historic note. As of late, the Philadelphia Phillies have taken over the role of the Harlem Globetrotters from the New York Yankees to provide a sense of eternal depression to the Mets organization.
"Did you see the Mets lose on that unassisted triple play? Just when I thought I had seen everything..."
The New York Mets
"David Wright appeared on his way to becoming a star until he decided that Abraham Nunez was a player worth modeling himself after."
"The Mets are so bad that now parts of their park are being named for not their own players, but standouts from other rival teams"