Mets owner Steve Cohen made a $14 billion fortune because of his ability to make shrewd observations that others cannot.
This is not one of them.
“I’m noticing a lot less complaining when the team is doing well,” Cohen wrote Tuesday afternoon on Twitter.
Props to Cohen for his sense of humor and sarcasm. Alas, that is the way of the world for sports fans.
There’s always something to complain about when a team is losing – or mired in dysfunction, as the Mets were during the end of the Wilpon ownership era. Even the beginning of Cohen’s ownership got off to a rocky start when he quit Twitter because of misinformation and “personal threats” after he was inserted into the maelstrom around GameStop’s stock spike in January.
That seems like ages ago now that the Mets are leading the NL East, surviving an onslaught of injuries that had as many as 17 players on the injured list at the same time and prompted Cohen to jokingly ask on May 24 if any fans wanted to suit up. Pete Alonso and Kevin Pillar returned Monday as the Mets beat the Diamondbacks to maintain a 3.5-game lead over the Braves.