New York Mets fans have been saying for years "Ya Gotta Believe" and Wednesday night their faith and many years of being let down by their team was rewarded. For the first time in 15 years the Mets are going to the World Series after defeating the Chicago Cubs in four straight games in the National League Championship Series. It's far from easy being a Mets fan, which is why several celebrities found great joy in the Mets huge NLCS sweep Wednesday night and shared their happiness on social media.
— New York Mets (@Mets) October 22, 2015
Comedian Jim Breuer has been posting videos all postseason long after each win by his beloved Mets. They've become something fans look forward to, as he is often seen going crazy with friends and family as they watch the closing moments of a win. The video following the Mets National League clinching win was one of his best videos yet.
CUB FANS you are the best! Your city rules.. I'm SO SORRY Sign Greinke or another ACE & you will be lights... https://t.co/OpQmuYAsIw
— Jim Breuer (@JimBreuer) October 22, 2015
Breuer isn't the only famous comedian that's a long suffering Mets fan. Jerry Seinfeld posted a video to Facebook right after the final out in the game was recorded. Seinfeld could barely find words and screamed in excitement for his favorite baseball team.
"The Karate Kid" has been referenced several times this postseason, especially after the Mets first round matchup with the Los Angeles Dodges when second baseman Chase Utley took out New York shortstop Reuben Tejada with a nasty slide. The play had many turning to the infamous "sweep the leg" line from the 1984 film. "The Karate Kid" star Ralph Macchio is a Mets fan and took a shot at the newspaper headline from "Back To The Future 2" that said the Cubs would win the World Series in 2015.
— Ralph Macchio (@ralphmacchio) October 22, 2015
Macchio wasn't the only celebrity to fire a shot at "Back to the Future 2" on "Back to the Future Day." "Real Time With Bill Maher" host Bill Maher is a part owner of the Mets and couldn't be happier seeing the "Back to the Future" prediction be wrong.
You mean prophecies from 80s movies are NOT reliable?? Congratulations @Mets and one more series to go!
— Bill Maher (@billmaher) October 22, 2015
In addition to celebrities, former Mets legends also took to Twitter to show their support for their former team. Mike Piazza, the power hitting catcher from the last time the Mets were in the World Series in 2000, tweeted how proud he was of the 2015 Mets.
So proud of this team, so very happy for You Fans, you all deserve it, Amazing example of heart and hustle! God Bless! #LetsGoMets
— Mike Piazza (@mikepiazza31) October 22, 2015
The Mets will be back in action Tuesday night when they face the winner of the American League Championship Series between the Kansas City Royals and the Toronto Blue Jays. The 2015 World Series will air on Fox.
Here are some other tweets from celebrity Mets fans following last nights victory and few from other local sports teams.
nicely done @Mets! (now change the channel for our best show maybe ever)
— Jimmy Kimmel (@jimmykimmel) October 22, 2015
— Pete Davidson (@petedavidson) October 22, 2015
As someone who grew up in Queens close to Citifield I must say congrats to the @Mets. Does Mookie Wilson still play for them? I have no idea
— billy eichner (@billyeichner) October 22, 2015
— New York Jets (@nyjets) October 22, 2015
— NEW YORK KNICKS (@nyknicks) October 22, 2015