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So Many Ways to Lose: The Amazin' True Story of the New York Mets--The Best Worst Team in Sports

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The Mets lose when they should win. They win when they should lose. And when it comes to being the worst, no team in sports has ever done it better than the Mets.

In So Many Ways to Lose, author and lifelong Mets fan Devin Gordon sifts through the detritus of Queens for a baseball history like no other. Remember the time the Mets lost an All-Star after he got charged by a w
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Published March 16th 2021 by HarperCollins
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New York is unique in that it has two Major League teams. Back in the day when there were just 16 teams, this was not uncommon, with dual clubs in Boston, Chicago, Philadelphia and St. Louis. In fact, prior to 1957, New York supported three teams. The Mets were only born out of necessity after the Brooklyn Dodgers and New York Giants departed for the west coast, leaving the National League without representation in the country’s most populous area. Not to mention the fans of those two rivals who ...more
Rosann
Jan 10, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Where do I begin? Mr. Met is on the cover. The title, so apt. The Mets have been a big part of my life since I met my husband in the early eighties. A history of the team, the unlikely, crazy, heartbreaking, exhausting, jubilant history of the Mets needed to be well documented, well organized, well written, honestly and still sympathetically explored. Devin Gordon has accomplished all of this and more. Keeping in mind that I have spent the last 30 years or so as an interested bystander to the ri ...more
Sheila
Apr 12, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A dedicated Mets fan who is also a journalist recalls their history from their formation to the present day.

I enjoyed this book. I learned something new. I remembered some of the scandals he writes of during the '80's. I liked his remembrance of players and how he portrayed them. I laughed at times. Shook my head other times. Wondered what were they thinking many times. It was fun reading about it all. I'm not a Mets fan, just a baseball fan but this is a book worth reading just for the fun of
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EVAN
Apr 03, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I'm a Yankee fan. I say that this first to annoy the author who, I'm sure, would rather I hadn't read the book. :-)

More importantly, this book is truly hilarious as in my wife asked me repeatedly to stop laughing. It's also well researched and filled with great interviews. It's up there with Nick Hornby's "Fever Pitch," for books about the frustration of sports fandom.

Highly recommended for any baseball fans (or anyone who likes good writing).
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Jeff Hookey
I found the book to be less funny than it is petty. The history of the Mets is well known amongst those that know the history of baseball. The author spends more time degrading his “enemies” and finding fault with ownership and giving former Mets lots of free passes than providing what I hoped for, more inside “stuff.”
Adolfo Gomez
Apr 13, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
So perfectly Metsy!
The Master
Mar 23, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book is a goddamn laff riot. #LFGM
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