I have a very unusual path to becoming Mets fan. As my name suggest, I started as a fan in 1986 at age 10. My parents were not really into sports but allowed me to watch a baseball game on TV one night. What game was that? The final game of the Mets, Astros series. From that point on I was hooked. Sounds normal, so where does it go off? This occurred in a small town in SOUTHWESTERN VA. Yes right in the middle of ACC basketball country and Atlanta Braves baseball territory. After a couple of good years the Mets were off to my teen age years of being absolutely terrible AND dominated by the Braves. Nice for me huh? Today I live in NC and continue to spend almost every day talking Mets, so I guess I am still hooked.