Mets’ PR-Driven Apology

On O’Dwyer’s new blog, Kevin McCauley offers up his snide explanation for the New York Mets’ inexplicable and impossible demise, e.g.,

“The complete collapse of the New York Mets baseball season had to be part of a masterful PR plan to keep the Amazin’s on the back pages of the tabloids during the stretch run?”

Meanwhile the city’s second-class baseball franchise was so beleaguered it found it necessary to send its fans an e-mail apologizing for the spectacular meltdown. It read:

Dear Mets Fan:

All of us at the Mets are bitterly disappointed in failing to achieve our collective goal of building upon last year’s success. We did not meet our organization’s expectations — or yours. Everyone at Shea feels the same range of emotions as you — our loyal fans — and we know we have let you down. We wanted to thank you for your record-breaking support of our team this year.

Equally important, Ownership will continue its commitment in providing the resources necessary to field a championship team. Omar will be meeting with Ownership shortly to present his plan on addressing our shortcomings so that we can achieve our goal of winning championships in 2008 and beyond.

You deserve better results.

Many thanks again for your record-breaking support.

Now I’m one to weigh in on the side of over-communicatng versus evanescence when faced with tumult. Still, I wonder whether Mets fans feel better as a result of this apology? One blogger had his own idea for what the email should have said:

“We sucked, Please don’t kill yourselves

Now that’s more like it!