New York media has a particular reputation when covering sports.
Athletes often think twice when they have a job offer from a team in New York because the attention they give to sports is often suffocating.
Fans are passionate, and newspapers act in consequence.
The New York Mets, meanwhile, have a reputation for failure, especially recently, with hashtags such as “#lolmets” often ranking high in people’s preferences.
But they have worked very hard to leave that behind starting this year.
The organization now has, and tries to project, a winning culture.
They are 58-35 and own the second-best record in the National League even without star pitcher Jacob deGrom.
New York newspapers have mostly praised the Mets for their success, but they have also found clever ways to portray the team’s disgraces, too.
New York Media Is Something Else
Mets insider Anthony DiComo published a tweet with some back pages of Mets coverage in New York.
You can find all kinds of headlines.
🗞️ The first half in back pages: pic.twitter.com/OF0Z4yIW3p
— Anthony DiComo (@AnthonyDiComo) July 21, 2022
“A Ninth To Remember” is gold, and so is “Petey In Pink.”
They had some clever headlines to deal with deGrom’s ongoing injury issues too, such as “Total deSaster,” and “Jake And Pains”.
Lately, Washington Nationals star Juan Soto has been the subject of trade rumors, and the Mets are obviously in the thick of things.
Lots of top prospects are required to pull off a deal, hence the recent “All For Juan” (another instant classic).
All things considered, the Mets have had their fair share of ups (they lead their division, they have some breakout performers, and they drafted well) and downs (Max Scherzer and, especially, deGrom’s injuries), and the local press always finds ways to keep things interesting.