http://espn.go.com/new-york/mlb/stor...team-free-pass"What do I think of Met fans?" Niese said with a laugh. "That's a good question. I really don't know except they want their team to win, pretty much like any other fan. That is pretty much all I know."
When it was pointed out to him that Mets fans have stuck with their team through a lot of bad times, Niese questioned the sentiment.
"How can you say that?" Niese said. "We are not filling the stadium. Where are the Mets fans when we are down-and-out? They were here in '06 and '07 when we were really good, but we have struggled and they are not coming to the stadium."
Not thrilled with these comments. Instead of taking a shot at the fans that don't show up, he should appreciate the "loyal" fans that have stuck by this laughingstock of a franchise over the last seven years. And there are plenty of "loyal" fans that can't show up to the ballpark due to financial reasons. Sadly, I expect Niese's opinion is a popular one throughout the clubhouse. It must be frustrating to play in front of empty stadiums daily. But find me a team with ticket prices like ours that consistently fields an underperforming product and still draws 30,000+ every night. You can't.