Anyone who reads this blog, or has ever met me, knows I am a Mets fan. And today, I could not be happier.
If you had told me on July 30 (probably the worst Mets loss of the year), that the Mets would win the National League, I would have said you were crazy. If you had said Daniel Murphy would be the MVP of the NLCS, I would have escorted you to a hospital. Full credit to my friend Bill, who said in 2012 that 2015 would be our year. (With the help of truth serum, I think even he would admit he didn’t always believe that would happen.)
Over the last few weeks, I’ve had friends, co-workers and patients tell me “Congratulations” when the Mets won, more than one has told me that they pray for the Mets (a prayer for my sanity I’m sure), and how happy they are for me. I’ve been stopped by numerous neighbors to tell me how happy I must be. More than one person has said when they see anything Mets, they think of me.
A few weeks back, a friend emailed me a tweet from Emmy Rossum (I have no idea who that is) that rings true — “I love how when the Mets win a game, I feel like I accomplished something.” It’s true! I do! I’m going to the World Series. (Literally I am. I have tickets to all the home games :).
So to celebrate the Mets and all things baseball, here are some recent things said to me regarding (or when talking about) baseball.
“You must be some beer drinker.” Yes the Mets would drive someone to drink.
“Can I take a picture with you and your scorebook? I’m going to use it to get out of class.”
“You’re old fashioned.”
“You’re old school.”
“I thought you painted your face to go to games.”
“I’ll try to keep my girth away from you.”
“He’s Catwoman, not Batman.”
“Pleas tell A that if she sees me, don’t throw tomatoes.”
And only a conversation a Mets fan would understand: Friend texts- “Who’d you sit next to at the game last night?”
My reply — “Thor.”
Bob Murphy said it best in 1986 “The dream has come true.”
& most importantly, LET”S GO METS!!!