Mets fans most in favor of a Brewers, Curtis Granderson World Series win
A large number of New York Mets fans are hoping to see Curtis Granderson and the Milwaukee Brewers win the 2018 World Series.
Every year, when the MLB names its ten postseason teams, fans of the other two-thirds try to find someone to root for. This year, a majority of New York Mets fans seem to have chosen the Milwaukee Brewers.
On the Rising Apple Twitter page, we ran a poll requesting followers to vote on who they would like to see win the National League Pennant. With 68% of the vote, the Brewers won by a mile over the other three teams.
It’s no shock to see. The Brewers haven’t had much luck in the postseason. Generally, fans of non-playoff teams prefer to see underdogs like the 2018 Milwaukee team go all the way. Plus, it doesn’t hurt that they have the much-beloved Curtis Granderson on their team.
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Granderson spent three and a half years with the Mets after a full four years with the New York Yankees. It’s not too common to see a guy go from one New York team to the other without at least stopping off somewhere else first. Granderson did and fans of the blue and orange are glad they got to see him up close.
Though he struggled to hit for average, Granderson carved out a niche as an on-base guy with pop. He batted leadoff plenty in 2015 and cracked 26 home runs that same year. The following season, he knocked 30.
He was a major part of the recent success the Mets had and now fans get to see him do it in Milwaukee. Even last year when he was doing it with the more villainous Los Angeles Dodgers, I can’t believe too many wanted to see him fail.
It also doesn’t hurt that the Brewers are a team of relatively likable players (sans Ryan Braun and Josh Hader’s old Tweets) who have found success against the odds. They already took out the Chicago Cubs and Colorado Rockies, now prepared to face off versus the Los Angeles Dodgers in the NLCS.
Granderson likely won’t play a major role for the Brewers. He’s the bat off the bench they hope can come up with a big hit. Along with another unsung hero on the team, Erik Kratz, he’s a player anyone without a true rooting interest can cheer on.
Including this year, Granderson has been to the postseason eight times in his career. His World Series appearances are limited to the loss with the Detroit Tigers in 2006 and the one we know better from 2015 with the Mets. He’s been on a rather weak run in the postseason since the 2015 World Series, going 1 for 21 thereafter.
Of course, not all Mets fans are cheering for the Brewers, but it would seem a good majority want to see a new team join the list of MLB champions.
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There’s no bad blood between the Brewers and Mets. Seeing them take home a trophy would hurt the least.