Anyone who lived in New York back in the 1980s remembers this giant painting of “The Doctor”. Yes, the ’80s were a time when the Mets ruled New York. Many younger fans jumped aboard and I can’t blame them. The Yankees were suffering from Steinbrenner’s miserly years, when he colluded with other owners and tried to halt the giving out of huge contracts, which of course was his doing in the first place. Meanwhile the Mets had the two best young players in the game…Darryl Strawberry and Dwight Gooden. As a Yankee fan I had to concede that the Mets were better. This trivial nonsense matters little to most people, but to diehard baseball fans, it was torture! I think Kevin Walsh of Forgotten New York will appreciate this photograph or at least I hope so. The Wilpon /Madoff fiasco is making it rather hard to be a Met fan these days. Maybe the young stockbroker who bought into the Mets will turn out to be their knight in shining armor…

Street Photography © Matt Weber

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