Meet the Mets: Trevor May
Trevor May is extremely Online. Any Mets fan who tuned into his introductory press conference on December 3 noticed his extensive microphone-and-headphones setup, a far cry from the laptop-and-Airpods combination that most players have been rocking during the era of virtual press conferences and interviews.
In his press conference, May revealed that he used to DJ, though he said that since he got into Twitch streaming, he has not DJed nearly as much.
“For DJing, I went under the name ‘DJ Hey Beef’ when I was 19,” May recounted. “We quickly changed that to ‘Mayser,’ just a play off my last name with the word ‘laser’. . . It’s just Trevor May now. But I do have turntables, I do still dabble in my young age at 31. . . I just like entertaining people. It’s the same thing for baseball.”
May has also been asked about his hobby of online gaming and Twitch streaming, which has been a big part of his life for several years.
“I’ve been Twitch streaming since 2016,” May told Newsday in a January 2021 phone interview. “I was a little bit ahead of the curve on that. It became a little bit of almost like baseball is my 1A job and streaming became 1B for a while. . . [when I was rehabbing from Tommy John] I was streaming every day, like 40 hours a week. I like entertaining. I think, if it weren’t for playing sports, I could have very easily been a theater kid and went down that route.”
In that same phone interview, May mentioned that he recently became a part-owner of a team in a new four-team football league called the Fan Controlled Football League (FCF), which allows fans to have a direct say in every detail of their teams, from uniform colors to the coaches and players. His team is called the Zappers, which will face off against the Beasts, the Glacier Boyz, and the Wild Aces starting in February.
Though May’s full-time job is, of course, his work as a pitcher, I have really enjoyed getting to know his many off-the-field interests over the past few months. I look forward to seeing how he will use his platforms to engage with Mets fans over the next couple of years.
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