The NY Mets are in the World Series. I am a NY Yankee fan and have been for 64 years. I will be rooting for the Mets in this year’s World Series. If I am going to root for any team, why not the Mets? They are in New York, why would I root for Kansas City.
Yet there are many Met fans who would deride me for rooting for their team. “You’re a Yankee fan, why root for the Mets? What are you, a fair weather fan?
I don’t get it. There are four kinds of baseball fans in the New York area.
Fans that always root against any New York team so they get attention (These fans I generally just ignore.)
Ladies who root for whomever their current boy friend roots for. (I’m pretty sure that is grammatically incorrect, but if people can now say “they was conversating” I can end a sentence a preposition with.)
For some reason, Yankee fans are not supposed to root for the Mets…ever. Met fans are not supposed to root for the Yankees…ever.
I don’t care, I am going to be rooting for the Mets, and if Met fans don’t like it, then they can, as they say in New York, “Go Scratch!”
The one think I don’t like about the Mets and therefore Met fans is their stupid cheer, “LET’S GO METS…LET’S GO METS!”
The beginnings of this cheer were derisive in nature. In the early years, the Mets, like all expansion teams, were terrible. They were comprised mostly of old washed up former New York Giant and Brooklyn dodger players. In the first year, where they won maybe 12 games, the fans, starved for any team that wasn’t spelled Y A N K E E, came out in droves. At one game when the Mets were down by eight runs in the ninth inning a group of inebriated fans started the “LETS GO METS” cheer as a goof. It caught on and became a Met game staple originally as a joke for their hapless team.
Another Met tradition is carrying banners around the stadium. Once again, this was started by bored fans, tired of losing, finding something to do for fun and also to be seen on TV. You will see lots of banners and six year old kids holding up signs in this World Series. You never saw Yankee fans with banners and signs in the World Series.
Oh well, I will still be rooting for them this year, I always root for the New York Teams.
Yankees before Mets
Giants before Jets
Knicks before Nets
And I don’t give a crap about hockey.
For the short time there was a team pro tennis league, the NY team was the Sets.
Do you notice the Mets, Jets, Nets thing? Every time a franchise team came to New York the owners came up with an “ets” name trying to capitalize on the annoying “Let’s go Mets” cheer.
Thankfully that cheer did not catch on with any other New York Team.
Anyway, this year I will be rooting for the New York Mets to win the World Series.
“Come on Mets…Come on Mets”