Valentine’s Day is a big holiday! Hearts, flowers and loving. But there’s something else that’s important on February 14th — pitchers and catchers report for Spring Training!
Am I a baseball fanatic? YES I AM.
Who do I love? THE METS!
Yes, I know apologies are in order for that misguided loyalty. I don’t know how it happened. My parents were big Yankees fans, mainly because the Yankees would play in Cuba all the time — I guess during the off season.
My love of the Mets probably began in 1969 when they beat the Baltimore Orioles. It grew and became lasting love during the 1986 season when the Mets won the World Series again. And then came David Wright and Jose Reyes and the 2006 season. They didn’t win the series, but they forever won my heart with their enthusiasm and love of the game.
So here’s a little homage to one of my favorite players and my daughter’s future husband (or so she says, but of course, if you’ve been to a game, you know how many ladies of all ages are in love with David!)