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Does It Matter If the Mets Don’t Celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the 1986 Team This Year?

Adam Rubin reports that he's hearing the Mets don't plan on holding a celebration of the 1986 World Championship team during this, the 25th anniversary of that season. On the one hand: They did hold a celebration of that team five years ago, at Shea Stadium on the 20th anniversary. On the other hand: Since then, the organization's been criticized at times for not sufficiently recognizing its own history. (And does it matter, one way or the other, that one '86 Met tells Rubin that the lack of a celebration this year is related to a new regime wanting to establish its own identity?) It hardly seems fair to expect the Mets to honor that team with a big ceremony every five years. But the Big Lead writes today that having a celebration back in 2006 "makes the lack of plans for the 25th ... somewhat perplexing, stupid and short-sighted, all common symptoms of the decaying franchise." So what say you, Mets fans? Did the organization play this wrong? Or is this all much ado about nothing?

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