The Mets are reaching that point where they aren't quite laughable anymore, just as they were so many years ago. In fact, many things were different in decades past. For instance, did you know a tree used to pitch for the Mets? And that their mascot played almost every position?

What a team, those '60s Mets were.

Late 1960s New York Mets Christmas card. Interesting infield shift here. pic.twitter.com/3r0o6lemIF