As we continue to justify another Fall Classic without the Mets, I decided to take a look at the World Series appearances of every team in the league since 1969 to determine just how bad us Mets fans have had it. I chose 1969 not because it was the first Mets World Series appearance; rather, it was the beginning of division play where a team had to win a League Championship Series to advance to the World Series. Here are the results:
Red Sox: 4
Blue Jays: 2
White Sox: 1
When you look at it this way, the Mets haven’t done so badly — only eight teams have appeared in more World Series than the Mets. That means the majority of baseball fans have suffered far more than we have. Sure, this is a lame justification for mediocrity, but that’s all we’ve got.