First there was the Bobby Bonilla factor. I never liked Bobby Bo and in '94 he was coming off his second straight disappointing season in New York. After hitting .301 in 1991 and signing a fat contract with the Mets, Bonilla posted a .249 batting average in '92 and a .265 average in 1993. How many cards did Bonilla have with him wearing the shades?
Second, the baseball strike ruined the season for all fans.
The third reason 1994 was a trifecta of suck for Mets fans were the horrible uniforms! I never liked this loud and obnoxiously large Mets script across the entire front of the jersey.