Mets fans so badly want a championship to celebrate that we took it upon ourselves to adopt Patrick Mahomes. As you know, his father pitched for the Mets in 1999 and 2000 - two of the more exciting seasons in recent history. Since taking the NFL by storm, Mahomes has been spotted on several occasions rocking his dad's No. 23 jersey to games.
It's clear that those two years in New York still hold a special place in Mahomes' heart. When asked about his favorite memories of tagging along with dad at the ballpark, Mahomes said: "My favorite memories were just shagging BP and taking BP with some of the guys that my dad played with, especially when he was on the Mets."
The Super Bowl featured two teams with no New York football connections. No rival of the Jets or Giants to root against. No former fan-favorite player that was a feel-good story to root for. But there was Mahomes, and Mets fans everywhere jumped on the Super Bowl MVP bandwagon. Hell, I even found myself a little nervous in the fourth quarter when the Chiefs were trailing by 10 that MY guy was going to come up short. I went from thinking I had no real rooting interest to becoming emotionally invested in the outcome because of Mahomes. In some weird way that I can't fully understand, a Chief's win, better yet a MAHOMES win felt like a win for the Mets.
If Mahomes wins the Super Bowl the Mets win the World Series, right? That’s how this works? Transitive property or something.— Michelle (@mkali31) February 3, 2020
I understand that Mahomes and the team will be celebrated at some point by the Royals, and rightly so. But why can't the Mets at least make the offer to Mahomes for a visit to Citi Field? How cool would it be to see Mahomes throw out the first pitch one game to his dad behind the plate? Let's bring the Mahomes family back to the site of some of their fondest memories together for a full-circle moment.
Make it happen, Mets.
P.S. I wouldn't hate seeing some of the Mets walking around in a Mahomes jersey during BP...