These are the fans of the Mets

Overheard outside Shea Stadium while I waited for a friend before going inside:

Mother to boy, presumably at his first game:
“No, it’s not air-conditioned. It’s outside.”

Woman on the phone, explaining where she was standing:
“It’s between Gates C and D — cat and David.”

Certainly a big-time Mets fan who will no doubt become that old woman bundled up in her Mets blanket with her Mets jacket on wearing the Mets hat she knitted herself who is shown on Fox’s coverage of the 2030 World Series, as she pointed out the Mets and visiting players will call window:
“We saw Joe McEwing’s parents picking up their tickets there one day.”

My thoughts:

1.) Oh, sweet, naive child.

2.) Why “cat and David”? Is “dog” not the logical pairing with “cat”? And she didn’t say it this way once, she said it two or three times.

3.) This was your dyed-in-the-wool, hardcore Mets fan from Long Island. She said this with an air of superiority, a sense of accomplishment and in the tone of voice that says, “I’m saying this because it’s impressive and import and you should be impressed.”

One comment on “These are the fans of the Mets

  1. Hey,

    Thought that you may appreciate this.


    Please join us for a screening of Mathematically Alive – A Story of Fandom at the New Jersey Film festival from Friday November 9th through Sunday November 11th. Visit for more information.

    This engaging documentary is for all New York Mets fans and for anyone who is a devoted fan of a sports team. Directors Coburn and Foronjy reveal the stories of a spectrum of Mets devotees and take us on their roller coaster ride of emotion through the 2006 playoffs.

    Our friends, Dana Brand, Mike Silva and Howard Megdal will be joining us to make it a real Mets events. You can meet up with them in the back of the auditorium starting at 6:30 pm.

    Dana Brand, author of Mets Fan will introduce Joe and I. His book is a thoughtfully crafted collection of essays about his experiences growing up with the New York Mets. His passion for the team and eloquent writing style paint wonderful stories of the life of a Mets fan. Books will be available and Dana is more than happy to sign or chat about his book as well. For more info about Dana Brand’s Mets fan log onto:

    Mike Silva & Howard Megdal will be hosting a live podcast about the movie or anything Mets related. They will be looking to interview fans before and after the film. You can check out our first interview with them at:

    New Jersey Film Festival information is below:

    Date & time:
    November 09, 2007 – 7:00PM * Filmmaker Q & A w. special guests
    November 10, 2007 – 7:00PM
    November 11, 2007 – 7:00PM

    Rutgers University -Scott Hall #123
    43 College Avenue
    (Near the corner of College Avenue and Hamilton Street),
    College Avenue Campus New Brunswick, New Jersey

    $10 – Over 400 seats available. Tickets are available on a first come, first served basis and can be purchased at the door beginning a half-hour before the show

    NJ Film Festival general Inquiries
    Phone: (732) 932-8482
    Web Site:

    Read the reviews:

    Feel free to contact us with any questions. We hope to see you all there and thank you again for your continued support.


    Kathy & Joe

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