As you probably know by now, Hofstra held Dana Brand’s 50th Anniversary of the Mets conference last week. I wrote a paper on the new age of Mets fans, like myself, who have not seen a Mets World Series Championship. I talk about the differences in rooting for the team without remembering them going all the way, without that light at the end of the tunnel. I emphasize how different it is for us not to have lived through all the great stories told about the ’86 and ’69 teams and how a lot of the changes to baseball like the Wild Card or black uniforms are things we’ve pretty much always had.
Check out some of the other bloggers who were there, particularly Greg at Faith and Fear in Flushing who put a lot of work in making it a conference Dana would’ve been proud of. On the Black. A Gal For All Seasons. Metstradamus. The Eddie Kranepool Society. Mets Police. And probably a bunch I’m forgetting this morning.
You can read my paper in its entirety here.