The handle's Coop, and I would venture to say that most of you know me as being a prominent and opinionated commenter on several blogs (special shout outs to Ed from Westchester, The Metropolitans, Y2K: Promote the Curse, and Brooklyn Met Fan). As a result of these comments, I have made some interesting acquaitances and have quoted several people on some funny stuff I have read in the "rooms."
So to give you a little background...I'm a Jersey girl through and through. I work in Manhattan and hate my job. I have two cats who are the loves of my lives -- I have no problem saying that I'll be a crazy cat lady when I'm like 90. I have been in a committed relationship for the last six years. I'm finishing up an MBA program next week and finally will have a semblance of a social life at hand after two years. Oh yeah...and I'm a lifelong Mets fan, which is probably the most important and time-consuming part of my life!! Possibly, my biggest passion in life is going to Mets games and having new experiences in new ballparks. This season alone I am *finally* making it over to the Cit in Philly, and I'm going on a trip to the Midwest when the Stems make it to Milwaukee and Chicago. HELL YEAH BITCHES!!!!
So what is the focus of this blog? Well, I'm not a "stat-head." In fact, when the conversation turns to VORP, OPS, BB/K ratio (OK, I think that's pretty cool, but that's about it), etc, my eyes pretty much glaze over. I'm also not one of those "girly" Met fans who wears pink hats and gets all shrieky for "Sugar Pants" David Wright (though admittedly, he *is* cute). I like to analyze the state of affairs of the team, focus on the strengths and what I perceive to be weakness -- for example, Shawn Green - super weak. Oliver Perez (or "Oh Pea" as I like to call him) -- potential strength. Consider this blog to be a cross between Brooklyn Met Fan and Ed's Blue and Orange (and green!) Cafe...lots of opinions, relevant stuff in the media...but a little softer. After all, I *am* a chick. But I won't bore you with girly details.
What I do know is this...2006 was possibly one of the funnest years I've had as a lifelong Mets fan. I became a full season ticket plan holder for the first time in my life. Going to games, meeting new people and the "social aspect" is possibly the most unique aspect of baseball. And I plan to chroncle that along with my very strong opinions on the state of the Mets and baseball in general. Come join me on this magical ride!!
COMING TOMORROW: State of affairs for the 2007 Mets