Monday, September 29, 2008

After 44 great years, Mets say goodbye to their fanbase

NEW YORK _ In emotional ceremonies Sunday, the New York Mets bade their long-supporting fans farewell with a climactic loss to the Marlins of Florida.

The final moments reached a cresendo when fans altered the traditional chant "Let's go, Mets" to "Just go, Mets."

The Mets next year will play in a new stadium, before newer and much wealthier fans, along with crosstown rivals, the Yankees. Together, the two teams -- counting payroll, executive bonuses and the $1 billion price of new stadiums -- will have achieved the status of a virtual U.S. taxpayer bailout.

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