As a professional sports team from New York, the Mets have a big following. While they might not be as popular among celebrities as the cross-town rival Yankees, a large number of celebrities don the orange and blue, and show up to games in Queens to support their team.
While most people think of Jerry Seinfeld, Chris Rock, Jon Stewart, and Kevin James, as the most famous Mets fans, and others think of newer celebrities such as Dylan O'Brien, Jim Breuer, or Jimmy Kimmel, those are not the only celebrities who support the Mets. There are plenty of other celebrities celebrities who support the Mets, and while some may not be as widely known, and others may not be as die-hard of a fan, each of them has a fandom of the Mets in common.
Mets fan: Matthew Broderick, Actor
While some actors and comedians mentioned above are widely regarded as huge Mets fans, not nearly as many people mention Matthew Broderick when they mention some of the team's most famous fans. The actor is most well known for his roles as the title character in Ferris Bueller's Day Off, and the voice of adult Simba in The Lion King. Broderick, 60, was born the same year that the Mets were, grew up in Manhattan, and is a frequent attendee at games.
Mets fan: Donovan Mitchell, Athlete
Unlike Broderick, Donovan Mitchell is a fairly new name in the public eye. As the star shooting guard for the Utah Jazz, Mitchell has made a name for himself in the sports world. However, basketball isn't his only passion as he is a huge Mets fan, frequently wearing Mets' jerseys during press conferences, and tweeting about the team's success, or lack thereof. The 25-year-old is from Elmsford, NY, and has ties to the Mets in his family. His father works with the Mets as the Director of Player Relations and is a former Minor Leaguer, so it's easy to see why Mitchell supports the Metropolitans.
Mets fan: Hank Azaria, Actor
Another actor who is a fan of the Mets is Hank Azaria, most well-known as the voice of Apu on The Simpsons. Azaria was born in Queens in 1964, the same year that the Mets started playing at Shea Stadium. His upbringing in New York led him to becoming a Mets fan, and he has remained true to that to this day. He has made appearances on MLB Network, as well as WFAN, discussing the state of the Mets, as well as his acting career, and can be seen attending home games on occasion.
Mets fan: Chris Christie, Politician
The former governor of New Jersey is also a Mets fan. Chris Christie is from New Jersey, but that hasn't stopped him from being a Mets fan for his entire life, and attending games whenever he can. While he is most known for his time as the governor of the Garden State, Christie is now a member of the Mets' Board of Directors, showing that he does have a genuine love for the Mets.
Mets fan: Nicki Minaj, Rapper
The final member of this list of under the radar Mets fans is Nicki Minaj. Minaj is a pop culture icon, and is known by many as the "Queen of Rap," and is most known for songs such as "Super Bass," "Anaconda," and "Starships." While her career is in music, apparently, the rapper from Brooklyn supports the Metropolitans, after posting an image supporting the team during their 2015 playoff run. While she may not be as invested in the team as many of the team's other famous fans, it's interesting to see that she is just another member of the team's massive fanbase.
Clearly, the Mets are a devoted fanbase, and many celebrities are members of that fanbase. The fanbase is widely known for suffering through some of the team's toughest times, but even some of the most well-known faces in the public eye are members of that suffering. If the Mets can keep up their hot start, these celebrities, as well as the rest of the devoted fanbase, will have a lot to be excited about.