I feel sorry for them, I really do. I have a Met fan friend at work that will be positively suicidal tomorrow morning.
Today, when the Yankees lost I was screaming and yelling at the TV, my kid sister was sitting there, afraid to even approach me. I told her, "we could've been 1 game back, 1 game back if that bullpen would've held or if we'd gotten any clutch hitting! Arghhhh!" I snapped at her and she said - "This isn't the first time the Yankees haven't been in first place you know! You're acting like it's the first time!". I didn't admit it at the time, but she's right. Last year, before the All Star break, this team was doing WORSE than they are now, and worse yet, it was the pitching that was blowing chunks. This year it's really the hitting, and that is something that I think can still be turned around.
I'm really spoiled. Not being in first place, even before the All Star break, gets me angry, upset, depressed, etc. If I were a Met fan, would I be throwing myself out the window? They just got swept by their division rival, and there is no relief in site for them. Their management is non committal about getting help, and the talent they do have doesn't seem to be enough to even get them to .500 right now. I gotta feel sorry for them.