Humor and alcohol have helped stem the pain of the Mets' magnificent collapse.
Here is one one of the better Met jokes I have heard:
A few days after the Mets were eliminated from the playoffs, New York Police retrieved a body out of Jamaica Bay. The male victim was wearing nothing but lady's underwear, pantyhouse, high-heeled shoes, makeup and a Mets shirt.
The cops started mocking the getup of the corpse. Then they noticed the dead man had a wedding ring on. The cops realized that this guy probably had a wife, maybe kids, and that it would hurt them to see their beloved dressed in such an embarrassing wardrobe.
So they took off his Mets shirt.