NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 07: A general view of game between the New York Mets and the Atlanta Braves at Citi Field on April 7, 2012 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Chris Trotman/Getty Images)

NEW YORK, NY – APRIL 07: A general view of game between the New York Mets and the Atlanta Braves at Citi Field on April 7, 2012 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Chris Trotman/Getty Images)

It’s interesting, right? Being a Mets fan. not living in America. I thought you all might be curious how a Dutch person can be a Mets fan.

How I became a fan:

My uncle used to live in Stamford Connecticut and me and my family went to a Mets game in 2006. I never saw a baseball game before that and I fell in love with the game since the moment I visited Shea. The Mets lost that game but gained a Dutch fan for live.

How I remained a fan:

Since that moment I started to follow the Mets via internet.

I was learning from other fans on chats, and met another Dutch fan Frans!

Frans said that he watched the games via MLB.TV and convinced me that I should take a MLB.TV Package! I did, and since then I have watched games and learned a lot more about the Mets and the sport. I watch almost every game live or on demand. Sometimes Frans and I watch games together but unfortunately he lives around 2 hours away so we are not able to watch together a lot.

At Citi Field:

In 2010 I went to 5 games to see Citi Field for the first time! It was a

great 3 weeks in NY for me and saw some

memorable games. I saw Johan Santana and R.A. Dickey pitch back to back complete game shutouts. The Santana complete game was the first time I saw Frans in person.unspecified

In 2014 I met another great friend on Facebook Andrew.
After a while we decided to make a Mets fan page on Facebook and became great friends. In 2015 I went to 6 games in May in another trip to NY. I went with my girlfriend Janiek. We saw the 10 run inning, Syndergaard his first MLB win and we went to Memorial day with Andrew and Janiek. Since that game we send each other Mets stuff and we will meet again in 2016. For example he got me some postseason stuf!

How it is to live in Holland as a Mets fan:

At this point I work a lot of nights. That means that I can follow and watch Mets games while I’m at work (depends on how busy the night is). If I work a lot during the day or have some days off, I watch it on demand. On MLB.TV you can hide the scores, and when I wake up I watch my Metsies play.

Some times I irritate my family when I get excited and talk about the Mets a lot. Luckily my Janiek is a fan now and I met Frans and another Dutch Mets fan who I met via the Dutch “eBay”, Marktplaats. His name is Andre. I talk a lot of Mets with both and consider them my Mets friends.

In October this year I was awake almost every night to work and to watch the Mets playoffs on nights off. I lived at night and slept during the day.

One final funny story:

As a fan in Holland a lot of people don’t know a lot about baseball or the Mets.

One time, when I was walking down the street and got in a conversation about my cap. Someone said to me that I had a “fake Yankees cap on”.

I laughed and walked away.

You can’t escape the hate of the Yankees. Even here in Holland, the Yankees irritate me with all the people who wear Yankees caps and do not know a thing about baseball.

Hope you all like this story about me being a Dutch Mets Fan!

 

Please comment below!