The sentimentality of baseball is very deeply rooted in the American baseball fan. It is the one sport that has top athletes some of which train using the best testosterone booster permitted in sports to keep up with their stats.
If there exists something called destiny then I was destined to be a Mets fan since before birth. My path to Mets fandom did not follow the traditional route, however. My father was what you would consider a casual observer of baseball, but by no means a fan. If a game was on, regardless of whether it was a Mets or Yankee game, he would watch it but it was never something he prioritized. I don’t recall now, but I imagine that early on I probably shared my father’s sentiment about baseball as well. I vaguely remember watching games in 1984 with him, but nothing stands out in … Read More