A Quick Mets Note About a T Shirt
Some of the other shirts are cool, but this Son Heir shirt:
is factually misleading.
The “Ya Gotta Believe” quote came from Tug McGraw in 1973, probably making fun of
owner Chairman M. Donald Grant’s pep talk to the Mets team that was 6th in the East Division standings at the time. Those Mets improved from 61-71 to a wildly mediocre 82-79, but knocked of the Cincinnati Reds’ Big Red Machine and played the Oakland A’s hard, losing in 7.
“Ya Gotta Believe” still applies, but the shirt is slants toward revising history.