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In New York, the Mets are winning the World Series in 1969; that was pretty big, but I would say the moon landing was right up there with the Mets in the World Series. So it made a, a big impression on me as a little kid.
If newspapers were a baseball team, they would be the Mets – without the hope for those folks at the very pinnacle of the financial food chain – who average nearly $24 million a year in income – ‘next year.’
I wanted to retire after I played for the Mets. My family said wait one year, that there was no need to rush it. I gave it a year and now it’s time to say goodbye.
I am a Yankees fan. I should say – have been to more Yankees games than Mets games.
I was late to the Knicks. My dad was a big fan. But I first started watching baseball; I became a Red Sox fan. My dad was a Mets fan. I wanted to have my own team and league.
I won’t be managing the Mets. I am closing the door on managing the Mets and probably everybody else.
Me, personally, I was a Mets and Giants fan.
When I have political discussions with my friends, I piss them off because my personal position is that there’s no difference between the parties. It’s the Red Sox and the Mets.
I’m sitting here with the Mets, and I get to throw out the first pitch. That’s one of the coolest things in the world for anybody.
I wasn’t the guy running out to the Viper Room or comedy clubs until three in the morning. I was the guy running back to watch the Mets win the World Series in 1986.
I was gonna throw the first pitch at a Mets game, but there was a rain delay. So I’m waiting for it to stop, and the team’s manager, Willie Randolph, comes by. Now he’s already intimidating to begin with. But he comes over to me and says, ‘If you screw this up, they will boo you.’ And I said ‘Thanks.’
I have a vivid memory of loving Keith Hernandez, the first baseman for the ’86 Mets. I grew up in Queens, so when the Mets won the World Series that year, it was a big deal.
If I have the TV on, it’s either a Mets game or ‘SportsCenter.’
Only God knows why I didn’t make it with the Mets, but yes, in a short period of time, I got the opportunity with the Phillies.
Being a Mets fan is like lending someone a lot of money and you just know that you’ll never get paid back.
I did not want to leave the Mets and I did not want to leave New York.
I worked on the line, I’ve been an executive chef, I’ve worked for the Mets, I’ve worked for various steakhouses, vegetarian restaurants, a lot of Middle Eastern stuff. I’ve worked my fair share of a lot of different things. I’ve worked at festivals and street fairs, you know? I’ve been through it all.
Tom Seaver was let loose twice by the Mets and pitched a no-hitter for the Reds and won his 300th game for the White Sox, but he wears a Mets cap in the Hall of Fame as homage to the 1969 championship.
Living up in Syracuse, everybody’s a Yankee fan. Not too many Mets fans up there.
I was into the Mets because my Dad worked at IBM where he got free Mets tickets, so I was into the Mets… then I got to ‘Saturday Night Live’ where my boss has unbelievable N.Y. Yankees tickets, so he invites us to the games. I’m going to all the games, so I might as well root for the team I’m gonna go sit with.
I like the normal things of life: I like the Mets, and the Celtics, and the N.Y. Rangers. I like to watch C-Span; I love Costco.
I remember being, like, 5 years old, and my dad took me to a Yankees-Mets game. My dad had me on his shoulders and taught me one of the most important lessons about sports. He said, ‘Jesse, just remember one thing, the Mets suck.’
Obviously, being a diehard Mets fan, my passion is a given, but I also love playing baseball. I hadn’t been able to participate since high school, when the game became a little too fast for me.
If the Mets can win the World Series, the United States can get out of Vietnam.
When the Mets were on their run in the 1980s, Gary Carter was often seen hugging somebody. It was easy to joke about that. The best hug of all was with Jesse Orosco at the end of the 1986 World Series.
That’s obviously not easy. I don’t want to leave the Mets; I don’t want to not play in New York. It’s not at all that I want to leave, but that’s the business.
I said to myself I’ve got to go up there and do it because the New York Mets keep winning every day. The game was on the line and I wanted to go out there and come through for my team. That win tonight means a lot for us.
I don’t believe a manager ever won a pennant. Casey Stengel won all those pennants with the Yankees. How many did he win with the Boston Braves and Mets?
I like the Mets. I’m interested in the Mets.
I would never put on a Mets hat. Only if I was playing a Met as part of the job. Which, actually, I did a long time ago.
I just always wanted to be a baseball announcer. I’m a huge Mets fan, and I wanted to be the next Bob Murphy. As far as careers go, that was the first career that I really thought about. Well, before that, I wanted to be a Mello Yello truck driver.
For seven years, I was in this fishbowl with this intensity, with all the stuff that went on with the Mets.
Career highlights? I had two – I got an intentional walk from Sandy Koufax and I got out of a rundown against the Mets.
I will take a draft to the Yankees or to the Mets. A draft for president is not conceivable.
I knew that the Mets had never had a no-hitter. I never had one. This is very special. I knew this means a lot to New York.