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.