I was born in Flushing (NY), but spent my elementary, middle, and parts of high school in Korea. It was while in Korea that I discovered baseball and became a fan of the OB/Doosan Bears. Then Chan Ho Park (박찬호) happened and I discovered MLB. I was NOT a fan of the LA Dodgers, but I would watch as many games I could when Chan Ho Park pitched. Then I remembered these images of passing by Shea Stadium when I was very young. It was then that I knew which team I would root for. It also helped that Mike Piazza, who I saw play with Chan Ho Park and therefore a familiar face/name, became a New York Mets player.
When I moved back to the United States in 2000, I immediately started to watch as many Mets games as I could. This would continue on and 15 years later, I am still watching as many Mets games as I possibly can.
2~3 years ago, I proclaimed to my friends that the New York Mets would make the playoffs in 2015. They all rolled their eyes, but I was very confident in my prediction. It was not just a blind prediction – I believed that our pitching staff would become insanely strong. I did not, however, expect them to reach the World Series (SO FUCKING HAPPY!).
As with many New York Mets fans, I have watched many years of sufferings. I have watched preseason games. I have watched September games where it had no meaning. Now, after all these years of no playoff baseball… I am about to watch the New York Fucking Mets play in the fucking WORLD SERIES. I am so pumped. I cannot believe we made it this far. I am so happy for David Wright, our captain, for he has suffered as long as all the New York Mets fan have. I really hope we win it all.
While I am souped up for the World Series, I am also excited for our future when we will have: deGrom, Harvey, Thor, Matz, and Wheeler as our starting five.
Currently my favorite players are:
- David Wright (Oh Captain, my Captain! aka Captain America)
- Juan Lagares (hopefully he learns to hit better though and )
- Travis D’Arnaud (I don’t know why, but I love this guy)
Special shout-out to Wilmer Flores. He isn’t in my top 3 favorite player list, but after that tearful non-trade happened – I’ve made a special spot for him in my heart.
With all that said… LETS GO METS!
P.S. I am also a fan of the Brooklyn Nets and the New York Giants. My favorite sports (especially to play) is soccer, but oddly, I do not have a favorite club team.