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1979 and the Birth of a Mets Fan

John Stearns

John Stearns

I was reading this post over at Amazin’ Avenue about the worst Opening Day lineups in Mets history (a story prompted by the lineup we may see on April 1st this year).  They arranged it by decade.  When I got to their nominee for worst lineup of the 70s, I stopped – and a flood of memories came back.

1979 was the year I first year I started following the Mets in earnest.  I had watched them on and off in ’77 and ’78, but at the time, my life was about Star Wars and surviving first grade.  For whatever reason, the ’79 team caught my attention, maybe because I was playing little league