Since last October, the dangling carrot of hedge fund billionaire Steve Cohen taking ownership of the team has been tantalizing long-suffering Mets fans.
Since then, it's been a roller coaster ride for fans hoping the sale would be. as Stevie Wonder once said, "Signed, Sealed and Delivered."
November through January had you feeling hopeful, but that all changed in early February when it appeared the deal between Cohen and the Wilpon Family had fallen through.
It was a period when many Mets fans wondered if they could ever have nice things, including elite top-of-the-line ownership.
The saga didn't end in February, because throughout the spring and summer it became obvious that Steve Cohen was easily the best choice to buy the franchise.
He had the most money, the Mets run through his veins, and this was something he really wanted to do.
Fast forward to Friday, October 30, 2020, a day that may go down as one that Mets fans remember forever.
Friday it became official, Steve Cohen was approved by Major League Baseball to be the next owner of the New York Mets.
Despite all the drama, the presence of A-Rod, J-LO and even Mayor Bill de Blasio, Mets fans finally get the owner they deserve.
Cohen is a very successful businessman who was the inspiration for the character of Bobby Alexrod on the Showtime hit series “Billions.”
Not only is Cohen incredibly rich, but his passion for the Mets franchise is well documented. For a club that has rarely goes the extra mile to bring in the best possible players, this change in ownership is welcoming.
All you need to know is that Mets fans can now entertain thoughts of signing top-tier talent like Trevor Bauer or George Springer this winter.
When was the last time you fancied such dreams as a Mets fan? When was the last time the Mets operated like a big-market franchise?
And Cohen's engaging attitude on Twitter encouraging Mets fans to suggest ways to make the overall fan experience better is great to see.
The Mets have an owner committed to winning at all costs. And in an offseason in which a lot of other teams will be looking for ways to cut costs, it is setting up to be a big winter for the Orange and Blue.
It's a new way of doing business. Welcome to town Uncle Stevie!