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Mets Fan Paperback – July 13, 2007
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You don't have to be a Mets fan to appreciate "Mets Fan." Anybody who loves baseball will enjoy this gem of a book.
The essays in "Mets Fan" illustrate how that unconditional love manages to permeate every aspect of life and shape us from the time we are children, and for the rest of our lives. The specific events Dana Brand writes about have such powerful emotional significance, that you sometimes forget he is writing about baseball. Regardless of what is omitted, what is included is relatable to fans (and non-fans)on so many levels. This is life with a side order of baseball, and we should be grateful for the opportunity to get a brief glimpse of how meaningful baseball can be, not just in the ballpark, but outside it as well.
I have read plenty of books covering the Mets: books that take the reader inside the locker room, books that give an A-Z statistical history of the ballclub, trivia books, and and all of the downright goofy ones. Mets Fan is similar to none of these. This book is really one of a kind. Dana Brand shares his personal memories of this team, and if you too are a fan, you will definitely see so much of yourself in them.
I was born in 1978 and I have been a fan of the Mets since 1985. It is fantastic to finally read about 1962-1984 from a pure fan's point of view. The point of this book is not to look up Jerry Koosman's ERA for the 1973 season, it is to see what a fan went through during the 1973 season. This makes for fantastic reading.
From now on, if anyone asks me why I care so much about this team, why I get upset when they lose, why I jump up and down when they win, why it is necessary for me the check the score, I will simply tell them to read this book. Mets Fan explains why were are fans in the first place. It expresses how we Mets Fans feel when we see orange and blue and why we feel that way, it goes deeper into the soul of fans than any book that I have ever read before.
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I am a diehard Mets fan that absolutely loved this book! I found myself relating to every word written by Mr. Read morePublished on August 30, 2011 by Diane Militello
A terrific book for die-hard Mets fans that enjoy a quality read. Literate and smart, but also accessible and real. Read morePublished on April 21, 2008 by MikeS_CT
Mets fans have not only endured many poor seasons, but also many poor books written about its team. This book tries to rectify that in providing a fairly novel approach of essays... Read morePublished on August 28, 2007 by T. M. O'Donovan