About yagottabelieve

“The Mets are losers, just like nearly
everybody else in life. This is a team for the cab driver who
gets held up and the guy who loses out on a promotion because
he didn’t maneuver himself to lunch with the boss enough. It
is a team for every guy who has to get out of bed in the
morning and go to work for short money on a job he does not
like.” I like to think that quote (author Jimmy Breslin,
“Can’t Anybody Here Play This Game”) sums up what it is like
to be a fan of the New York Mets. It’s not just a passion or
a rooting interest… it’s a way of life. I’m sure that’s
what my dad had in mind when he took me to my first Mets game
in 1985. (They lost 10-0 to the Expos, but I wouldn’t
remember because I was 5 and fast asleep). I’ve been a
believer ever since… My name is Eddie. I work the overnight
shift in the newsroom of a daily paper in New York City,
which means I have to juggle a marriage, housebreaking my
puppy, running a house and keeping up on the Mets while on a
different timezone than everyone else I know. It’s not easy,
and you may think keeping tabs on Willie Randolph and the
guys would be the first to go… but that hasn’t been the
case because my wife, Jen, is starting to bleed blue and
orange as well. (She’s a converted Yankee fan…) She keeps
me filled in on the games I miss, then when the weekend
comes, we slap a doggie jersey on Rupert, plop down on the
couch and watch the boys play ball. Let’s Go Mets!


Watching the Mets and Jets with my wife,
Jen, and my dog, Rupert; rooting against the Yankees 🙂
running; reading; dining out