Mets fans said, "I need somebody willing to sit up all night to watch his team play game after game. And watch the season die. Then dry his eyes and say, 'Maybe next year.' I need somebody who can shape a bullpen from a perennial mess, field an outfield with a group of scrubs, who can make fans out of doubters, feed me and my kids for less than $80. And who, signing time and off-season, will finish his forty-hour week by Tuesday noon, then, pain'n from 'financial struggles,' put in another seventy-two hours." So Mets fans hired Sandy.