I grew up a Mets fan in Brooklyn and went to college in Queens, and it was a dream come true to play Major League ball and serve as the captain for my true hometown team.
The fourteen years I spent with the Mets gave me a unique view of the team, my teammates, and this town. My first season with the Mets, Darryl Strawberry knocked in a hundred runs and Doc Gooden won 19 games. Later, I won the NL pennant alongside Mike Piazza and Edgardo Alfonzo.
And then, during my final year with the Mets, I played alongside a kid who went from Double A to the big league club in a matter of months — and who would, a decade after me, be the next captain of the New York Mets, David Wright.
A few of my teammates from the 2000 squad just added their names to the letter — right next to our teammates from ’69 and ’86. We hope you’ll join us and sign your name in support of the Mets too.
Don’t forget: one of the fans who signs the letter will present the names and messages from all the fans to select Mets players ahead of the first Subway Series game at Citi Field on Wednesday, May 14.
Let’s Go Mets,