Alright, so I don’t have any real historical evidence that proves Mets fans traditional ruin great moments but when Johan Santana completed the first no-hitter in the 50 year history of the New York Mets the celebration was somewhat overshadowed by a jean shorts wearing fan that ran onto the field.
For those of you that think I’ve lost my mind, watch the video of the final at bat of the no-hitter (fast forward to the 1:45 mark for the celebration) and I’ll explain below.
When moments like this happen, as a fan, they last a lifetime. I’ve read articles from Mets supporters claiming this to be one of the top 3 moments in the history of the franchise. However, that night and next morning the blog world was talking about this Gary Carter-jersey wearing fan being tackled in the backdrop of the celebration.
Even when I first saw that video, I mumbled to myself “douchebag.”
Now, Im struggling to figure out if this fan is just another self-centered New Yorker trying to get his moment in the spotlight by riding the coat tails of greatness – kind of like what the Mets traditional do during interleague play against the Yankees. Or is this the work of a genius fan perfectly timing a celebration that will live in barroom stories for many years to come. I tend to lean toward the former.
Either way. Enjoy your Citi Field lifetime ban, Dickwad.