Up until about 2 or 3 months ago, we didn't have a Hall of Fame anymore! Mr. Wilpon didn't find it necessary to bring the HOF over to Citi Field. We the fans, flipped out and shouted vociferously, "Where is all our Met History?"
So, in a purely re-active move, the Mets said they are bringing back our Hall of Fame and it will be located inside the Jackie Robinson Rotunda. It's a step in the right direction. I'll give the Wilpons credit for at least listening to us.
But make no mistake, bringing the Met's Hall of Fame "back" is a purely re-active move by the Wilpons, thanks to our outcries.
It is also no coincidence the last member inducted was Tommy Agee back in 2002. Hmm. Gee. That was the last year Nelson Doubleday was here. For 7 years Fred Wilpon neglected it. Finally with his new Dodger Playhouse, he abandoned it all together.
We got our HOF back because we demanded it. We didn't get it back because the Wilpons are in touch with us fans. He just heard us scream and reacted....like he always operates....never pro-active....always reactive.
Thanks for our HOF back even if it is inside a Brooklyn Dodger Shrine. My feelings for the Brooklyn Dodgers (which are very strong) have nothing to do with what I want from my New York Metropolitan Baseball Club.
Who do you think came up with the idea of a Mets' HOF to begin with in 1980? Hint...it wasn't the partner with a one to five percent stake in the team before the club was realeased from Doubleday Publishing and into Nelson's and Fred's hands.
Saul Katz' dilemma continues.
Thanks a lot, for giving us back something that should have never, ever been over looked!