Yes, Mets fans can't help but think about the past because the present is so confoundingly depressing. This 14-1 loss ruined any good feeling the day started with, and thoroughly exposed this team for what it really is: one that, at best, can hope to have an 81-81 record when all is said and done (but even that may be too much to ask at this point).
Finally, what about Frank Cashen going into Minaya's office and teaching an abbreviated GM 101 course? Cashen was the architect of the '86 Mets, swinging very good deals to bring Howard Johnson, Gary Carter, Keith Hernandez, and Ray Knight to the team, pushing them into the playoffs and ultimately winning them a World Series.
Those were the days my friends, as the old song goes, and sadly it had to end. Now, it breaks this old Mets fan's heart to see what's happening on the field. Manuel had to lift Jonathon Niese who got pounded, and then Elmer Dessens who also got punished. But the worst offense of all was for him to insert Oliver (Space Cadet) Perez into the mix. Besides the terrible booing that followed, Perez allowed four more runs, and that's just rubbing salt into the wounds.
So on a day that should have been a celebration for the Mets and their fans, what we got was a day that highlighted the ruination of this team. No trade was made to help them, and now it looks like we're going to have to settle for much less than anticipated. Can someone call Basement Bertha and ask her to get the place ready for the Metsies? It looks like they're coming back home to live for a spell.