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Five Questions For An Average Mets Fan (Fan #76)

As weall get ready for the Luis Castillo Ball Drop, here's Matthew with today's 5 Questions:

1. When did you start following the Mets? 

I have pictures from 1971 as a toddler in a Mets’ hat and uniform. Dad – a former Giant fan – was at opening day at Shea, 1964.

2. What is your favorite Mets memory? 

At Shea as a college freshman in the upper deck for game 6 in ‘86. Got the tickets one hour before the game when a friend’s flight got canceled. Felt like the building was going to collapse. Didn’t leave the parking lot until about 6am.  

3. What is your worst Mets memory or experience? 

The last 2.5 years. Seriously. Worse than having to root for Kevin Kobel and Frank Taveras. There have been so many individual moments – both on and off the field – since Beltran K’d looking that I’ve stopped counting.

4. If you could change one off-field thing about the franchise what would it be? 

Replace the Wilpons with owners who care about winning, not about “putting a good product on the field.”

5. If you owned the team starting tomorrow, what is the first thing you would change? 

My pants. It would be pretty exciting. More concretely, I’d probably replace Minaya with someone who had a clear, long-term plan and the baseball acumen to make the Mets into a larger, richer version of the Twins: a smart, competitive franchise that hustles, understands the game, and is self-sustaining.

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