Andrew Yang Drops Out Of Presidential Race Highlights Mets Fans Desperation
Last night, Andrew Yang dropped out of the presidential race after poor finishes in Iowa and New Hampshire. Aside from being a former Democratic candidate for president, Yang is a noted Mets fan. With him out of the race, and his not having a political office, the Mets fan in me hoped he would go and buy the Mets.
Sadly, while personally rich, Yang has nowhere near the money or personal worth to purchase the Mets. The shame is Yang had the personality you want in a Mets owner. Really, when you break it down, the owner any Mets fan wants is someone other than the Wilpons.
So you get desperate. You look at Yang dropping out, and you wonder if he would be interested in buying the Mets. You look at Mr. Met appearing at Michael Bloomberg’s Queens office, and you wonder what happens if Bloomberg flames out on Super Tuesday?
As a Mets fan, you look high and low, and you wonder who exactly is going to buy the Mets. You get more desperate when you read Fox Business reports about no one wanting to buy the Mets. You being to tell yourself that maybe Steve Cohen will come back and buy the Mets because the Wilpons have little other choice, and deep down Cohen loves the Mets.
Deep down, Mets fans love this Mets team, and we pine for the days when there is new ownership in place. When that finally happens, there may be a new future in place where the Mets could do what they need to do in order to be perennial contenders.
Supposedly, the Wilpons are selling, but no one wants the team. So, as fans, we wait, and we look for any hope. That includes looking for potential buyers who lose out on the presidential nomination, or watching the Oscars to try to determine which of those actors, directors, or producers are Mets fans.
After all, Colin Hanks grew an affinity for the Mets when he lived in New York, and back in 2006, Tom Hanks and his rich Hollywood friends love baseball . . . .