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I was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York. My love for the Mets was passed down by my Grandfather. He was a die-hard Brooklyn Dodgers fan who adopted the Mets in '62. I'm a graduate of St. John's University, where I majored in English and minored in Philosophy. Aside from my passion for writing, I'm a drummer (since I was 3) and a pianist. I'm a Beatles fanatic, into politics, and also root for the football Giants, New York Rangers, and Knicks. I can be found on Twitter @D_Abriano. You can reach me via email at [email protected]
I live, work and play in Brooklyn. I am a U.S. Army Veteran, husband and father. I coached Little League for 10 great years. I am you - my name is Mike, and I am a Mets Fan. I’m a self-proclaimed pragmatist, but that’s ultimately for you to decide. My goal is to present you with engaging METerial. I claim to have total Mets recall since the 1974-75 seasons or so. Jerry Koosman is my all-time favorite Met. Like me or loathe me, I’d love to interact with you through comments and social media. You can find me on Twitter. I am also author of my personal blog - theBrooklynTrolleyBlogger.blogspot.com
I've been a Mets fan since the early 1970s. I had the opportunity to attend all home games of the 1986 post season. Being at Shea when Orosco joyfully threw his glove in the air still ranks among my most cherished memories. I closely observe the machinations of the ballclub, as they aspire to once again sit atop the baseball world. I'm also a weather geek, and write a blog for WxEdge (affiliated with WTNH television in CT). When I'm not engulfed in the orange and blue, I follow the NY Giants and try to avoid losing every week with my fantasy footbal team.
Jason Mast is a lifelong baseball fan and writer from New Jersey. In addition to his work as at Gradingonthecurve.com and risingapple.com, you can catch his writing at doublegsports.com.
I adopted my dad's love of the Mets when I was little -- but it's my own fault that I became a diehard at the end of the 2007 season. Great timing, right? Since then, I've completed many internships, including at SNY, MLB, MTV, and most recently YES Network in pursuit of a career in sports and entertainment. I currently attend University of Miami as an advertising major and marketing minor and will be graduating in December of 2014. Feel free to follow me on Twitter at @Miss_Met, but be forewarned: I tweet A LOT!
Chris is a journalism student at Arizona State University, where sports run his life. A lifelong Mets fan, the journey has been long for this 18-year-old. He enjoys turning his passion for a sport into a career. He's also a huge hockey fan, where he supports the Chicago Blackhawks.
I was born and raised in West Lafayette, Indiana. There is no definitive baseball team to root for in Indiana, so I came to love the Mets through inheritance: my grandpa moved to New York City in 1951 and became a Giants fan, and my dad was born in the city and grew up on the east coast a Mets fan. He passed that tradition on to me, and the rest is history. Recently graduated from Hope College in Holland, Michigan, now a graduate assistant in broadcasting and production at Columbus State University in Georgia, chasing the sportscaster dream. What could be more Amazin'?
I’ve been a Mets fan since birth, but didn’t reach fanatic-level until 2001. Since then, I’ve had the pleasure of enjoying all the ups (2006) and downs (the other 13 years) that our Amazins have put us through. I grew up a couple hours north of Shea, before moving down to Manhattan to study at NYU. I’m now in medical school, and if all goes well, I’ll help keep Harvey, Wheeler, and Thor healthy over the next couple of decades. Give me a follow at @sjmets.
Since I can remember I have been a passionate Met fan. The 2000 team dragged me in and now I'm hooked. I live in a baseball-centered household and played the game for twelve years, hanging up the spikes in the summer of 2012. Currently a sophomore at Boston University studying International Relations and Journalism and look to make a career writing about sports.
Sam is, first and foremost, a storyteller. An aspiring screenwriter, he has written two full-length feature films. He fell in love with baseball when he was 13 and has not looked back since. He has a fascination with the history of the game, especially the long history of National League Baseball in New York. A very confident gentleman, Sam is, however, uncomfortable writing biographical information about himself and speaking in the third person.
Cassie is a journalism grad from the College at Brockport with experience covering sports ranging from high school to professional and some hard hitting news in there, too. Though her favorite sport now is baseball, she didn't grow up with it. So when she earned enough money for her own TV as a teenager, she slowly but surely became loyal to the orange and blue. Because who likes plain ole pinstripes anyway? You can follow Cassie on Twitter at @casnegley.
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