4 National League Pennants ('69,'73,'86
the Mets were brought in to help fill the NL void for the Dodgers and Giants who left NYC in the late '50s.
Commonly scorned and ridiculed by New York Yankees fans; who, by majority, are largely "front-runners" and "bandwagon jumpers" who choose to support the New York Yankees on account that they have the largest amount of resources available out of all Major League Baseball clubs, which is used to attain better and/or higher paid players, and therefore have a greater chance of consistently winning. They are basically seen as a club exploiting an unfair advantage acting more like the Microsoft of Major League Baseball than a franchise, and their fans are viewed as people who only root for the winning team.
Mets fans, however, are regarded as loyal, true-blue supporters win or lose. Being a National League team, they have no Designated Hitter to bat for the Pitcher during games. This is seen by American League fans as an easy out, as Pitchers are often poor hitters, but there is more respect for the National League because their Pitchers hit for themselves. Shea Stadium is also one of the hardest fields to hit a home run out of, with 410 feet at center field. Overall, it is generally known that the Mets sometimes have the odds stacked against them automatically, and are considered to be an underdog team. However, being victorious with so little in their favor is an amazing feat, as it requires more skill and superior sports ability.
"When the Yanks win, nobody really cares, because they're expected to. When the Mets win, it is a display of pure skill, technical merit, and athletic prowess."
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