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Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Los Angeles Mets Fans Unite!!

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Face it, East Coasters, it's easy for you to support your team--games are on basic cable, regional media abounds, coverage of the Mets is more comprehensive, and John Franco probably swims at your local Y. All the NY area blogs get together and do fun stuff, like special Mets-togethers and painting each others' faces orange and blue, I imagine. The West Coast, on the other hand, gets a bum deal in the Mets blogosphere. Very few blogs pay any attention whatsoever to Left Coast Mets fans. Gary Cohen doesn't give a sh*t about us. Ralph Kiner has never even been to Amoeba Records.

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A typical LA citizen ponders the many area attractions he could visit.

Yes, though the climate is more humane and the people are more attractive, we transplanted Mets fans face a lonely struggle in Tinseltown. Citifield is a long way away, games start at 10 AM or 4PM, and cable bills are high. Plus Dodgers fans get more obnoxious every year, even when provided with a constant supply of beachballs and iPhones to play with. Laker fans are even allowed to run around free here.

But California is more than just the state that the Mets visit when they want to fire their manager or get swept! It is also home to one of the finest Mets viewing organizations in history. So if you're a Los Angeles area Metfan or you're just passing through on business, your troubles are over and you have a home away from home. The Greater Los Angeles New York Mets Fans Sports Bar Club may not roll off the tongue, but its there for you when you need it. In fact, every Sunday for a season and a half (and some other nights), the GLANYMFSBC meets to enjoy or at least endure the performance of our beloved muddlers. If you are from the NY area and new to LA, what better place to make some connections and find someone to argue over roster spots? Just click the web link above, or come out to Barney's Beanery on the Third Street Promenade in Santa Monica, conveniently located nearby Silver Robot Man and the Pacific Ocean.
















Don't they look like they're having fun?















Sometimes celebrities drop by.

The club also organizes cookouts, and group trips to nearby parks when the Metsies are in town, often with a group discount on tickets. During last month's dreadful Dodgers series, the club came out in force (more than 100 strong), because its always more fun to have stuff thrown at you when you're in a big group of tough New Yorkers. The club also plans trips to San Diego and Anaheim to cheer our Mets on to hopefully taking at least one of three in any given series. So sign up today and come join us this Sunday to watch the Mets take on Scott K*zmir and the Rays at:
1351 3rd Street Promenade
between Arizona and Santa Monica Blvd
Santa Monica, CA 90401
310-656-5777



















LA Metfans take over Chavez Ravine.
That guy in the foreground is not in the club.
Looks like a Dodgers fan. I guess I could have cropped this.

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3 Comments:

  • At 12:27 AM, Blogger Jaap said…

    You're lucky. I only know one baseball fan in England and he roots for the Red Sox (could be worse, of course, he could be a Yank-Mes fan).

    And the traditional starting time for games here is midnight which, as you can understand, interrupts sleeping patterns in strange and disfunctional ways.

    So enjoy it - at least you've got some sort of organisation to lean on.

     
  • At 3:42 AM, Anonymous jdon said…

    I am surrounded by yankee fans in upstate NY. A little further upstate they love their yankees but they even root for the red sox!!!! The real bastion of mets fans is on Long Island. I always considered the city a mets town when I lived there two decades ago but the demographics might have changed. a lot more youngsters root yankee now. i often pick my friends based onb their allegiances to baseball teams.

     
  • At 8:55 AM, Anonymous Keyser said…

    Am I getting you a ticket for the Sunday San Diego game August 9th?

    Yes, good times, good beer, and g... errr, food is had by all every Sunday at Barney's on the Third Street Promenade.

    Grand Poobah of the GLANYMFSBC

     

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