The Mets Impostor "No Hitter Celebrator" Is Awesome, But He's Kind of a Crappy Dad (w/ VIDEO)

It hasn't been easy being a Mets fan these last few years. Since moving into their new home (Citi Field) in 2009, they have yet to crack the 80-win barrier. Also, mired in the throes of a Ponzi scheme, their ownership group has become a punch line.

But things are looking up so far in 2012! In a season where the Vegas total for Mets wins was projected to be 73.5, the Mets are on pace for 90 wins. A big part of that success has been the return of ace lefty Johan Santana, who has a sparkling 2.38 ERA through 11 starts after missing the entire 2011 season recovering from shoulder surgery.

On top of that, Santana pitched the first no-hitter in the history of the franchise last Friday night in an 8-0 win over the Cardinals.

In short, there are a lot of reasons to celebrate lately if you're a Mets fan. All the Mets would ask is that their fans refrain from celebrating in the field of play.

Enter Mets fan Rafael Diaz.

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Sean Pendergast is a contributing freelance writer who covers Houston area sports daily in the News section, with periodic columns and features, as well. He also hosts afternoon drive on SportsRadio 610, as well as the post game show for the Houston Texans.
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