Young Baseball Fan Pens Letter to Jesus: 'Why Are Mets So Bad?'

A young, frustrated Mets fan is gaining attention and laughs on Twitter after reportedly writing to Jesus as part of a Sunday School assignment, asking why he made the New York Mets such a "bad" professional baseball team.

The boy, named "Charlie," reportedly wrote a note to Jesus as part of a Sunday School assignment at his church last weekend. For his assignment beginning with "Dear Jesus," the young boy asked: "Why did you make the Mets so bad?"

The note was then posted on Twitter by Zack Hutchins, whose Twitter profile describes him as the manager of the eastern region for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. Hutchins tweeted the photo to Deadspin, adding that the note was written by his friend's son in church last Sunday.

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Hutchins later clarified that the note was in fact written by a young Mets fan, tweeting: "it's real" and later adding "my friend said they read it in church and the whole congregation cracked up."

The young boy's earnest note gained attention on Twitter, with others tweeting similar inquiries as to why the New York Mets have demonstrated such poor performances in the past several years. "Let's be real we'd all like to know why Jesus made the Mets so bad," tweeted Nick Madine.

"Hey kid, let me know if Jesus responds to this. Curious myself," added Melanie Modula.

"Kids really do say the darndest things!" tweeted MyFoxNY.

As The Courier-Mail reports, the Mets have seen a rash of poor performances over the past several years. The east coast team has not won a World Series since 1986, and this season they've only won two games out of six, placing them last in the National League East. According to the New York Daily News, the Mets broke the record for the most strikeouts in club history when they struck out 31 times in their first two games this season.

The Mets are reportedly trying to progress through the season while remaining patient with Travis d'Arnaud, a new catcher to the team who has been on a zero for 15 streak in 17 plate appearances. Terry Collins, manager of the Mets, told the New York Daily News that a backup plan if d'Arnaud continues to perform poorly has "not even been discussed," showing the team is keeping its patience and hope in the new player who was signed to the roster in December 2012.

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