Oh, those New York Mets. They may be 15.5 games down in the standings, but don't try and tell the club's social media team to pack it up. On Monday, the Mets threw out a sweet hashtag prompt #IAmAMetsFanBecause, asking fans to tell the story of why they are a Mets fan.
Things went exactly as you might expect. Some were sincere:
— John Dunne (@Johngdunne) September 23, 2014
Some were interesting:
— Michael Young (@mchyoung3) September 22, 2014
But most of them were dripping with sarcasm, if not directly insulting:
#IamAMetsFanBecause I don't enjoy watching meaningful baseball after the all star break
— Stan U (@stan008) September 23, 2014
#ImaMetsFanBecause I don't feel like I deserve true happiness.
— Andrew Gould (@AndrewGould4) September 22, 2014
#IAmAMetsFanBecause 1986 was the first year I watched baseball. And because I hate myself. Mostly because I hate myself
— Andrew Randazzo (@andrewrandazz) September 22, 2014
#IamAMetsFanBecause I ate lead paint chips as a kid
— jeff rodriguez (@JeffRod_Plano) September 23, 2014
Give the Mets credit, though: It's late September, and they found a way to entertain us all.
As Mets fans know, that doesn't happen often.