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1989: Mookie Wilson of the New York Mets swings during a game in the 1989 season. (Photo by: Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
1989: Mookie Wilson of the New York Mets swings during a game in the 1989 season. (Photo by: Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
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From on the field and off, these five crazy New York Mets stories and rumors sometimes make us wonder if this team is even real.

Let’s start by getting one thing out in the open. The New York Mets are a team you love not for sustained success historically, but for the connection you feel to the organization, players, and fellow fans.

While the Mets were in the news for all the right reasons during the Winter Meetings, there are also those times when you read a headline and think to yourself, “Why do I love this team so much?” I’m not talking about the head-scratching buzz around potentially dealing Noah Syndergaard. I’m talking about those stories that make your coworkers come in and say, “Did you SEE what the Mets did today?”

We could easily go on about all of the weird things the Mets have done on the field – batting out of order, for one – but where would be the fun in that?

The Mets as a ball club are about much more than what happens between the foul poles. Throughout their history, there have been confirmed and unconfirmed rumors about what these players and coaches are up to.

I asked you on Twitter to send in your favorite strange stories about Mets players, both on and off the field, and you did not disappoint. Here are five odd tales that define what it means to be a Mets fan.

Try not to reconsider your choice. We love having you around.

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