Nobody who follows the Mets can believe that Mejia’s condition was unknown to the Mets organization.
With the question of his permanence still lingering in Mejia’s mind there was little doubt he would go along with the Doctor’s prognosis that he could play albeit in pain.
Of course everyone who is baseball savvy knows that pain can alter mechanics which can lead to real permanent damage.
The decision to let Mejia pitch with a hernia therefore was within the context of late season theater and the desire of the Mets organization to leave a good taste in the mouths of bitter Mets fans.
The rebuilding process has taken way too long and after the trade deadline passed with no significant moves to salvage 2014 – yet another year of ho hum baseball faces the fans.
The fans have long been taken for granted in a city that easily fills up a stadium with 50k plus seats. Peeps who just want a day in the sun or the experience of a baseball game buy a lot of tickets with no serious concern for the seasons destination of the home team.
Money can be made cutting corners which is something the Mets specialize in. It’s a team owned and run by bean counters.
It is what it is and call it like I see it. You can bet the Mets TV booth won’t!