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Andrew Hochhauser

Andrew has been a die-hard Mets fan for as long as he can remember. When he's not watching the Mets at the stadium or on TV, he's writing about them; and when he's not writing about them, he's thinking about them. He has never lived more than 45 minutes away from Shea Stadium or Citi Field. He goes to 20-25 games a year; and that's without any packs or plans! Follow Andrew on Twitter @InMetsWeTrust (Fan "club" account")!

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Avery Decker

Avery is an undergraduate studying marketing and sports communication. He hosts a sports radio show (@DeuceandDecker) and is the sports editor for his college's newspaper (@maristcircle). You can reach out to him on twitter: @averydecker28

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Barry Duchan

I've been following the Mets since 1962. Have to admit I was a Yankee fan as a kid, but I found it to be so much more interesting to see how a young team could build itself up rather than following a team where the season didn't really begin until October. I remember them all - Casey, Marv, ChooChoo, Don Bosch, The Stork, etc. As the years went on, I became more and more of a Mets fan, and a Yankee hater once Steinbrenner and Billy Martin entered the picture.After retiring, I relocated with my family from Long Island to Chapel Hill, NC in 2005. I spend a lot of my time now checking out all the various Mets blogs. Fortunately, I still get to watch almost all of the Mets games (except those that are blacked out here).

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Chris Vetter

Graduate from SUNY Albany with degrees in Political Science and Journalism. Chris grew up in New York and has followed the Mets ever since he can remember. The Mets are not just a baseball team to him, they are a way of life.

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Clayton Collier

Clayton Collier, a senior editor for MMO, is a Journalism major with a minor in Broadcasting at Seton Hall University. He is also a staff member at 89.5 WSOU, Seton Hall's modern active rock radio station. Following him on Twitter: @Clayton_Collier or E-maili him at MaybeNextYearMets@yahoo.com

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Corey March

Graduate of Marist College with a degree in Sports Communication and Public Relations. Aspires to work in baseball operations and bring winning back to Queens. Classic baseball fan. True to the orange and blue.

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Christina Montana

Christina Montana is a 21-year-old senior at the University of Florida. She's currently finishing up her BA in English/Creative Writing, with a minor in Anthropology. Among her passion for writing is an undying faithfulness to the only baseball team she's ever cheered for: the New York Mets.

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Connor O'Brien

Connor O'Brien is a 17 year-old high school student and lifelong Mets fan. He embraces a sabermetric point of view in his articles, but also recognizes the importance of scouting, player development, and the immeasurable aspects of baseball. Follow him on Twitter @UpAlongFirst

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Daniel McCarthy

Dan was born and raised in Upstate, NY as a die-hard Met fan. His love for America's greatest pastime was handed down from his father who still drives his passion for the Amazins' to this day. He now works in midtown Manhattan's financial district and enjoys taking an analytic approach to the game. LGM!

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David Conde

David was born and raised in Brooklyn, NY and is a lifelong Mets fan. He is the Senior Editor for MMO and also the Executive Editor for our Minor League site, MetsMinors.Net. David is also a photographer and shares his great photos here on MMO.

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Destry Swaim

I’ve been a die-hard Mets fan for 30 years. When I’m not watching Mets baseball, I’m talking or blogging about it. My favorite Mets story is about the bottom of the 10th, Game 6, ‘86 series. The Kid, Kevin Mitchell, & Ray Knight all said the same thing, verbatim, at 1B. “I wasn’t making the last out of this f’n World series.”

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André Dobiey

I'm a lawyer who hails from and lives in Germany, and have been an avid Mets fan since 1984. I enjoyed rooting for Doc Gooden & David Cone back then. Spent a long time in German Baseball as a board member for the Bonn Capitals (German 1st League team) from 1994 through 2006 and can claim that I've watched Mets farm hand C Kai Gronauer and pretty much every other German born prospect (like Max Kepler or Donald Lutz) in live action far before they became prospects. I follow and watch the Mets and other MLB games via internet TV. Also a big soccer fan (like most Germans).

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72MetsFan

Lifelong Mets fan since 1972. I'm a Queens native who grew up in the shadows of Big Shea. I was a huge Craig Swan, Dave Magadan and John Olerud fan. Honored to be a part of such a great site for Mets fans. Ya Gotta Believe!

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Dylan Blanke-White

A lifelong Mets fan, Dylan Blanke-White currently attends Drew University and works as a sports writer for their newspaper. He lives in Manhattan.

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Ed Leyro

Ed Leyro was hatched in the Bronx, but spent most of his youth in Queens at Shea Stadium. Apparently, all that time spent at Mets games paid off as Ed met his wife (The Coop) for the first time at Citi Field during its inaugural season. Guess the 2009 season was good for something after all. In addition to his work at Mets Merized Online, Ed also owns, operates and is head janitor at Studious Metsimus, where he shares blogging duties with Joey Beartran. For those not in the know, Joey is a teddy bear dressed in a Mets hoodie. Clearly, Studious Metsimus is not your typical Mets blog.

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Ed Marcus

Proud lifelong Met fan who has a passing resemblance to Rusty Staub and is a purveyor of Mo Vaughn jokes as well as the writer of "This Day In Mets Infamy". You can follow me on Twitter at @lagranderusty.

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Elliot Teichman

My name is Elliot and I’ve been writing the Game Preview posts at MMO since 2008. I am excited to be back sharing my thoughts with you. When I’m not watching the Mets, I’m a Physics Teacher in Newark, NJ and writing about the Mets at 213 Miles From Shea. LGM!

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Fan Shots

Share your opinions with over 25,000 daily readers on MMO and write your own Fan Shot. If we like what we read, we'll feature you on our front page with the rest of of our great content. Simply email us at GetMetsmerized@aol.com and we'll take care of the rest. Then you can tell your all your friends and family that you were published on Mets Merized Online - the #1 Mets Fan Site on the web!

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Gerry Silverman

Having caught the Met bug as a youth during the Miracle run of 1969, I've remained a steadfast fan through the highs and (too many) lows. After many years in the Financial Services biz, I now devote much of my attention to my favorite pursuits: blues guitar, books, movies, and all things Metsian.

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Gregg Hopps

Gregg lives on Long Island, and has been a Mets fan since Bud Harrelson and Pete Rose slugged it out in the 1973 playoffs. "Keith Hernandez is the best defensive first baseman to ever have played baseball."

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Gus Livaditis

Don't sleep when the Mets lose, the world is perfect when they win. Often feels like I care more about the Mets' success than their owners. Doug Flynn was my first favorite Met and Mike Piazza was the best favorite Met.

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Harris Decker

1988. I was born in 1988 and as Mets fans we all know what that means. I lived through 1969 by hearing old stories from Tom Seaver and relived 1986 over and over in my head, pretending I was there as the final out was recorded. Being a Mets fan isn't easy and it isn't always fun but all of the bad will make the good so much sweeter. Baseball games aren't sprints and neither is building a winning team. I'm here for the long haul. Let's Go Mets!

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Jeffrey Bellone

Jeffrey Bellone is a diehard Mets fan who lives in Connecticut with his beautiful wife and daughter. He can also be found writing about baseball at Beyond the Box Score, Amazin' Avenue, and Over the Whitestone.

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XtreemIcon

Born in Queens and raised in the Bronx, Xtreem grew up in a family of Mets fans with a father who worked for the New York Parks Department and had a box at Shea. Thus, it begun. With a degree in Broadcast Journalism and bylines in publications from the New Haven Register to the Key West Citizen, Xtreem has experience in a variety of formats and topics. He is thrilled to be given the chance to lend his name to MMO.

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John Ginder

John Ginder was born and raised in upstate New York. During the baseball offseason, you can see John enduring more heartache as he roots for the Buffalo Bills and the Buffalo Sabres. John is a contributor for MetsMinors.net and also has been known to write for #BillsMafia.

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Jim Mancari

Jim Mancari hails from Massapequa, N.Y. He earned a Master's degree in journalism from Hofstra University. He is a devout Mets fan and takes pride in his team, despite their lack of success over the last few years. Like all Mets fans, Jim has plenty of hope. He also writes as the sports reporter for the Brooklyn Tablet newspaper and the senior editor of metroBASEBALL Magazine. Be sure to visit http://www.jimmancari.com/

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Joe D

I'm a lifelong Mets fan who loves writing and talking about the Amazins' 24/7. From the Miracle in 1969 to the magic of 1986, and even the near misses in '73 and '00, I've experienced it all - the highs and the lows. I started Mets Merized Online in 2005 to feed my addiction and interact with other passionate Met fans like you. Follow me on Twitter @metsmerized.

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Joe Picarello

I am a lifelong sports fan whose first love will always be baseball. I have just graduated Brooklyn College with a degree in English and look forward to discussing sports with one of the greatest fan bases in sports history. I love to hear from fans so follow me on twitter @Joe_Pic.

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Joe Spector

I'm just your regular Joe. Staff writer @ Metsmerizedonline.com. Happily married and a father to a baby girl. I attended my first Met game at the ripe old age of 3 where my father scored a foul ball and had it signed by Lee Mazzilli, Joe Torre and Joe Pignataro. It was my Holy Grail - 'till I buried it in the backyard. I have my own website where you can read my drivel at your leisure @ www.thespectorsector.net

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John Bernhardt

MMO Minor League Analyst John Bernhardt is a retired public school teacher and administrator, who still coaches high school baseball. Growing up in a Yankees household, Bernhardt was an ardent Mickey Mantle and Yogi Berra fan. When the Yankees fired Yogi in his first season as the Bomber manager, curiosity turned to passion when the Mets signed Berra as a player/coach and he has pulled for the Mets ever since. In retirement, John writes the sports for a local weekly, The Catskill Mountain News and hosts Tip-Off, a Friday morning sports hour, from 8:00-9:00 on WIOX, 91.3 F.M.

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John Delcos

I am an active member of the BBWAA and have covered Major League Baseball in several capacities for over 20 years, including ten in New York working the Mets' and Yankees' beat. I covered the Baltimore Orioles for eight years and the Cleveland Indians before that. Today I am a freelance writer and social director for several media outlets and the Senior Editor for MetsmerizedOnline.com.

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Jacob Resnick

My name is Jacob Resnick. I was the 2011 New York Mets Kidcaster and I worked on the show Kids Clubhouse in 2012. Follow my blog at Mets Mumblings. Follow me on Twitter @Jacob_Resnick

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John Strubel

My name is John Strubel and I have been a Mets fan since 1972. Professionally, I have been a working member of the media since 1987. In addition to media relations and broadcast work for the Detroit Tigers and Tampa Bay Rays minor league affiliates, my career spans 25 years in the radio industry as a on-air personality, program director and sports-talk show host. You can reach me at john@johnstrubel.com or on Twitter @johnstrubel

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Kirk Cahill

Kirk Cahill is a native New Yorker and lifelong Mets fan. He's recently taken to blogging and enjoys following prospects and frequenting minor league games. You can follow him on Twitter @KirkC_.

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Larry Smith

Larry is a semi-retired optometrist (the tip off is the Twitter handle @dr4sight) who has been a Mets fan since the beginning - 1962. He's written humor articles for THE APPLE and THE REAL DIRTY METS BLOG. He lives in Saugerties with his wife of over 40 years and has two married sons, a grandson and two granddaughters. He's in two Strat-O-Matic baseball leagues, one of which he joined in 1978!. Roots for Mets, Giants, Jets, Rangers, Knicks. Roots against Yankees and Patriots. You can follow him on Twitter at:https://twitter.com/@dr4sight

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Mark Griffith

Mark grew up in New Jersey and has been a die-hard Mets fan since the dark times of the mid 70s. He currently resides in Atlanta where he heads up Product Management for NCAA.com at Turner Broadcasting. Past experiences including running Product Management for NASCAR.com and starting the Atlanta Eats restaurant blog. You can follow him on Twitter @MarkGriffithATL .

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Matt Balasis

I’ve been a Met fan since August 1969 when a fire resulted in the Red Cross placing my family on the 6th floor of a building in Willets Point. I could see Shea from our balcony and I knew something big was going on. I followed them through the dark years and the resurgence of the 80’s only (sadly) to miss the fall of 86 because I was in Boot Camp. I've been serving penance ever since in Minnesota where I'm an SLP. I've written a lot about the Mets in an effort to share with my kids (and anyone else who might listen), a sporting tradition that made much of my childhood worthwhile. Follow me on twitter: https://twitter.com/MatthewBalasis

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Matt Mosher

A Mets fan since the day my favorite player, Gary Carter, was traded to NY. Devout fantasy baseball player with an interest in statistical analysis and minor league baseball. Married with two sons. I work in corrections and reside in Whippleville, NY.

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Max Marcilla

Max is currently a high school student in New Jersey, a big sports fan, and an aspiring sports writer. He writes for three sports websites, one for each of his favorite teams (Knicks, Jets, and Mets). Max has combined his first two loves, sports and writing, to provide readers with his unique perspectives and opinions.

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Michael Branda

Michael Branda grew up a Mets fan watching the mid 1980's teams and his favorite Met of all-time is (and was) Wally Backman. When it comes to sabermetrics versus old school thinking, he's in the middle and believes adopting new ways to get answers is helpful, especially when the old way has not produced results.

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Michael Mandelkern

Michael Mandelkern is a New Yorker born and raised. He will graduate from New York University in May with a double major in Journalism and English. He has written about the New York Mets for several publications, including FOX Sports and Bleacher Report. Follow him on Twitter at @metsonymind where he is always eager to talk Mets.

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Noah Wolfe

Noah Wolfe is a 17 year old diehard fan from New Jersey. He loves his Mets more than anything, and he always tries to be optimistic, even though it can be really difficult sometimes. Follow him on twitter @iNoahWolfe and check out his blog, onthemets.com for more Mets insight.

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Pete Anselmo

Peter grew up in Brewster, NY and has been a Mets fan as long as he can remember. He now resides in Massachusetts and despite the recent success of the Red Sox, he has remained loyal. He is currently a junior at the University of Massachusetts Amherst working towards a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology. Follow Peter on Twitter: @peteanselmo

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Petey Pete

A dedicated Mets fan since 1967, Petey is pained to see that the promise of a new millennium in Metdom has fizzled and sputtered the past 14 years. For the sake of the young fans who have been deprived of the magic that once made the Amazins a thing of legend, he hopes that will change soon. That somehow this franchise finds the leadership it so desperately needs to grow itself into a winner.

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Peter K.

Peter Kratzel became a Mets fan during the Miracle 1969 season and have supported them through thick and thin, even staying up all night to watch games when I lived in Scotland for 6 years. I’ll try to give opinions that encourage thought and discussion among the Mets faithful.

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Quinn Barry

Quinn is a passionate baseball fan currently residing in Connecticut. He is a sophomore at Stanford University Online High School. Quinn hopes to become a full-time sportswriter or work for an MLB team in the future.

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Rob Silverman

A Mets fan since 1973, Rob was born in the shadow of Yankee Stadium. Luckily, his parents moved to Queens at a young age so he was not scarred by pinstripes. Currently living in Las Vegas, he writes crime fiction and mysteries.

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Rob Costello

I'm a journalism/communication major at George Washington University with dreams of becoming a sports writer one day. Born in Forest Hills and lucky enough to have a diehard fan for a father, naturally I've been watching and rooting for the Mets my entire life. My favorite player of all-time is Mike Piazza, but Matt Harvey is quickly catching up. I also write baseball blogs for Fanonomics.com. Follow me @RobCostello_MMO.

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Robert Patterson

Ultimately, I owe nearly thirty years of Mets related torture to my mother, who is the reason I became a fan. I was too young to remember the 86 run, but hope to see one I'll be able to recall much sooner than later. I enjoy writing about the team and welcome your feedback on my posts. Oh..and I am not with 28!

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Rob Piersall

Rob has been a die-hard Mets fan since the days of Piazza and Alfonzo. The future is looking very bright in Flushing, and I want to be there every step of the way with all my fellow Mets fans! Give me a follow on twitter: @rob_piersall

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Roger N - Big Mets Fan

Roger is a lifelong Mets fan since 1981, now married with kids and still knows that there is no such thing as a bad day at the ballpark with your child. Growing up, he wanted to be either the Second Baseman for the Mets - or their statistician. Follow him at @BigMetsFan1. email him at metsfanontwitter@aol.com

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Bob Walsh

A Mets fan since 1965, my first favorite Mets player was Ron Hunt, then Dennis Ribant, and then, and forever, Tom Seaver. I had the good fortune to be 13 when the Mets won the 1969 World Series, and have been a lifelong fan since. I was a copywriter and creative director in the NYC Metropolitan area for 25 years, and today I run a design firm.

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Sagar Parikh

Graduate of Villanova University and passionate sports fan. Whether its baseball or curling, you can find me in front of the TV. I love the Mets and my favorite player of all-time is Mike Piazza and I may or may not have shed a tear when Wainwright dropped the hammer in '06.

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Satish Ram

I am currently in my third semester of college in New York City. You can find me at www.facebook.com/SatishRam or @SilverHeatMMO. Feel free to message me - I love talking about the Mets or baseball overall with anybody.

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Sean Sullivan

A lifelong Mets fan, Sean Sullivan is a recent graduate of Hamilton College where he majored in history with a minor in communication. Currently, Sean works at the Elias Sports Bureau, the official statistician of the MLB,NBA,NHL,NFL and many others. Follow him @MetsExaminer on twitter for daily updates and articles.

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Steve L.

A graduate of Columbia College, who also attended Columbia Law School, and has a Master's In Sports Management, Steve inherited his Mets fandom from his father, a Flushing native. After a playing career, Steve went in game operations and scouting, working under famed Scout, Ralph ('Corp') DiLullo for the Major League Scouting Bureau, in the NY Metropolitan region. He has also worked in game operations for both NY teams.

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Stephanie Sheehan

Stephanie Sheehan has been cheering for the Mets ever since she could talk. She takes pride in being the resident Mets freak among her peers! You can follow her on twitter for all her quirky exuberance: @whutyearisit. Happy reading and Let's Go Mets!

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Stephen Hanks

Stephen Hanks (Tom Terrific) is a magazine editor and writer based in Brooklyn, NY, who has been the publisher and editorial director of publications ranging in subjects from sports to health to archaeology. He began his career at the late, great SPORT Magazine in 1977 and in 1983, he co-founded NEW YORK SPORTS Magazine (which ceased publication in 1985). He has written and edited coffee table books on baseball history, penned unauthorized biographies of Bo Jackson and Wayne Gretzky, and in 1990 authored "The Game That Changed Pro Football," an oral history of the 1969 New York Jets Super Bowl Season. Even though he grew up near Yankee Stadium, he loathes the team from the Bronx and has been a die-hard Mets fan since attending his first game at the Polo Grounds in 1963.

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Timothy Gilbert

Tim Gilbert is a lifelong Mets fan who loves all things baseball. His love for the team began as a child going to ballgames with his father. He is currently a senior at Marist College studying towards his degree in journalism with a minor in writing. You can contact him by following him on Twitter @Tim_Gilb

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Tim Sikorski

Timothy is a resident of Orange County, and a Staten Island Native. He is a lifelong Fan of the Mets, loves good coffee and craft beer. He also enjoys following and writing about the Mets minors. You can follow him on Twitter @Tim_Sikorski

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Teddy Klein

Teddy Klein is a Westchester Native, and New School Grad. He's a lifelong Mets fan with a background in minor league internships for scouting in both the Dominican Summer Leagues (08') and the Brooklyn Cyclones (10') with Cape Cod Baseball League sandwiched in between. Follow him on twitter @TK_MMO and feel free to leave questions below.

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Tom Watson

Tom Watson became a Mets fan in 1969. His favorite player is Cleon Jones. He is two weeks older than Darryl Strawberry. Tom writes the Social Ventures column for Forbes and teaches in the philanthropy masters program at NYU. He is president of CauseWired, a consulting firm serving nonprofits and causes and has written for The New York Times, The Daily Beast, Huffington Post, techPresident.com, Social Edge, Industry Standard, Inside, Worth and Contribute magazines, among many other publications. Tom is the author of CauseWired: Plugging In, Getting Involved, Changing the World (Wiley, 2008 ) a best-selling book that chronicles the rise of online social activism.

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Tommy Rothman

Tommy Rothman is a 17 year-old sportswriter who is the owner and founder of the popular Knicks News & Comedy Blog: "New York Knicks Memes". Tommy has also been an avid Mets fan since the age of 5 and joined MetsMerized in the summer of 2013. Tommy will begin his freshman year at the University of Pennsylvania this fall. You can follow Tommy on Twitter @KnicksMemes .

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Brian Devine

Brian is a die-hard Mets fan and is a staff writer for Metsmerizedonline and Metsminors.net. He is also a MLB contributor for Vavel.com Follow him on Twitter @briandevine16

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William Botchway

William Botchway is a die-hard Mets fan with an obsession for the minors, prospects and player development. He writes for a few sports sites, and all of his work can also be found on his personal blog, New York Sports Plus.

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Willywater88

I am a 25 years old Queens native and Mets fan since the days of Alfonzo and Piazza. Jay Payton was my first favorite player. Kazmir being traded was my lowest moment.

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