When's the last time you cried?

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After 51 years, and tumultuous ups and downs, Mets fans finally have a reason to be happy.

Johan Santana, a 33 year old pitcher coming off major shoulder surgery, threw the first no hitter in NY Mets history. It took him a career high 134 pitches, but he put his balls to the wall and it was the greatest sports moment of my short life.

He did it against the defending World Series Champs, who own the best offense in the National League, against his former teammate and Met great, Carlos Beltran, and against the team that dashed the Met's hope of a World Series title in 2006.

Yea, you can say it had the greatest story line ever.

As the game approached the late innings, 7th, 8th, 9th, I found myself pacing back and fourth in my room, jumping up and down, and sweating like balls.

But, as soon as that 3-2 change-up hit Josh Thole's mit, I started crying like my parents just died. I couldn't hold back the tears and I'm not ashamed to admit it.

Go Mets!

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Jun 2, 2012
Will Hunting:

After 51 years, and tumultuous ups and downs, Mets fans finally have a reason to be happy.

I found myself pacing back and fourth in my room, jumping up and down, and sweating like balls.

as soon as that 3-2 change-up hit Josh Thole's mit, I started crying like my parents just died. I couldn't hold back the tears and I'm not ashamed to admit it.

Go Mets!

Irrationality overload.

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Jun 2, 2012
seedy underbelly:
Will Hunting:

After 51 years, and tumultuous ups and downs, Mets fans finally have a reason to be happy.

I found myself pacing back and fourth in my room, jumping up and down, and sweating like balls.

as soon as that 3-2 change-up hit Josh Thole's mit, I started crying like my parents just died. I couldn't hold back the tears and I'm not ashamed to admit it.

Go Mets!

Irrationality overload.

I guess you wouldn't know what it's like to truly love something. Sports have helped me through life. They have been the one thing that has always been there for me and made me happy when things weren't going right. Any die hard Mets fan would feel exactly the same way.

I've watched almost every single one of their games since 2001. That's 162 per year and I only miss a handful per year.

"Look, you're my best friend, so don't take this the wrong way. In twenty years, if you're still livin' here, comin' over to my house to watch the Patriots games, still workin' construction, I'll fuckin' kill you. That's not a threat, that's a fact.

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Jun 2, 2012

It's not your fault.

Jun 2, 2012

It's not your fault.

Jun 2, 2012

A WSO guide to liking baseball should be created. I just don't understand how it is possible..

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Jun 4, 2012
LA_Duc:

A WSO guide to liking baseball should be created. I just don't understand how it is possible..

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Jun 2, 2012

I can't believe you think that Carlos Beltran is a Mets great. He led your team to the dumpster and laughed all the way to the bank. NY baseball fans get me because they think they can solve any problem with their wallets.

Jun 2, 2012
wannabeaballer:

I can't believe you think that Carlos Beltran is a Mets great. He led your team to the dumpster and laughed all the way to the bank. NY baseball fans get me because they think they can solve any problem with their wallets.

You couldn't be more wrong. Beltran had one of the highest WAR's and fWAR in the MLB over his time with the mets. Take into account that he was a center fielder that hit 30 homers and stole 30 bases and he is even more valuable. Perennial gold glove winner, and we got a top 5 pitching prospect out of him. Sorry, but nice try.

"Look, you're my best friend, so don't take this the wrong way. In twenty years, if you're still livin' here, comin' over to my house to watch the Patriots games, still workin' construction, I'll fuckin' kill you. That's not a threat, that's a fact.

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Jun 2, 2012

when i watched this

Jun 2, 2012

I expect if you're a Mets fan you cry pretty often.

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Jun 2, 2012

Sorry bro but that no hitter will always have an asterisk next to it because there was actually one hit.

Jun 2, 2012

It's not your fault.

Jun 2, 2012

the last time I cried was out of pure joy while re-watching the Lord of the Rings trilogy

Jun 2, 2012

I'm glad to see this. Was actually gonna post something last nit but figured WSO def didnt have any Mets fans. I certainly didn't cry though. While the Mets are my team, I'm a casual fan of baseball at best. Not gonna lie, I only like it as a sport because it gives you a socially acceptable reason to get drunk numerous times a week.

Oh, and to the guy who asked how it's possible to enjoy baseball, that's rather ironic coming from a basketball fan, lmao. They're both equally unentertaining sports, but at least baseball fans deep down are merely fans of getting shit-faced and eating peanuts, not the underlying sport. The NBA has literally no redeeming characteristics.

GBS

Jun 2, 2012

Before I rant, I've been a lifelong athlete and sports enthusiast, and I understand how "magical" it can be to see someone give 110% and achieve something awesome like that... but still. No offense, but for some reason I find it pretty fucked up that someone would cry because of a no hitter, even a Mets fan in his living room. I've been to a perfect game, a no-hitter (by my home team, on multiple occasions), seen a motherfucker bowl a 300, hit a hole in one, gotten a blowjob from a married woman, watched a Law & Order SVU marathon, and NONE of that stupid shit made me cry. I can count on one hand the number of times I've cried in recent memory - the death of my favorite uncle about 6 years ago, when my mom started crying after her mom died about 10 years ago, and that part in Forrest Gump about 14 years ago.

When a man cries, nobody should be able to question why he's crying.

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Jun 2, 2012
BlackHat:

Before I rant, I've been a lifelong athlete and sports enthusiast, and I understand how "magical" it can be to see someone give 110% and achieve something awesome like that... but still. No offense, but for some reason I find it pretty fucked up that someone would cry because of a no hitter, even a Mets fan in his living room. I've been to a perfect game, a no-hitter (by my home team, on multiple occasions), seen a motherfucker bowl a 300, hit a hole in one, gotten a blowjob from a married woman, watched a Law & Order SVU marathon, and NONE of that stupid shit made me cry. I can count on one hand the number of times I've cried in recent memory - the death of my favorite uncle about 6 years ago, when my mom started crying after her mom died about 10 years ago, and that part in Forrest Gump about 14 years ago.

When a man cries, nobody should be able to question why he's crying.

I agree. But I also never cry for anything. I don't cry for death, for any movie, when a gf breaks up with me, or for any reason like that. I last cried because I thought I broke my back after I flipped over on a quad and it scorpioned me to the ground - but even then I was like 13 years old.

The Mets are a whole different story. I've been to games where Johan has pitched a complete game shutout. I watched my team blow 2 playoff appearances in september with epic collapses. This was different:

First no hitter in history for the Mets
The pitcher that did it was supposed to finally put us over the hump and win a championship
It was against the team that eliminated us on our home field from the NLCS in 2006
They were the defending World Champions
They have the best offense in the National League
He did it in Queens
A hometown scrub player from Queens (Mike Baxter) sacrificed his health, and quite possibly his spot on a major league ballclub to make a catch while crashing into the wall to preserve the no hitter.
A former Met was on the team we did it against.
He did it after season ending shoulder surgery that only a few other pitchers have EVER come back from to even pitch at the major league level again. And he threw a fucking no hitter with 134 pitches.
He put his balls to the wall and sacrificed his own health to get this franchise something that it never had.
And instead of thanking god or his family at the end of it like most athletes - he thanked the fans first.

For a team that saw 7 former pitchers go on the throw no hitters - it was only fitting that it happened this way.

The story line could not have been scripted any better.

"Look, you're my best friend, so don't take this the wrong way. In twenty years, if you're still livin' here, comin' over to my house to watch the Patriots games, still workin' construction, I'll fuckin' kill you. That's not a threat, that's a fact.

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Jun 3, 2012
BlackHat:

I've been to a perfect game, a no-hitter (by my home team, on multiple occasions), seen a motherfucker bowl a 300, hit a hole in one, gotten a blowjob from a married woman, watched a Law & Order SVU marathon, and NONE of that stupid shit made me cry.

lol the bj didnt make you cry?

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Jun 2, 2012

^Amen. Cried once after I outgrew my child stage and that was my grandma's death.

Jun 2, 2012

Maybe you had a lot of emotions built up from other things and that was just a trigger.

Jun 3, 2012

During most Piers Morgan commercial breaks

Jun 3, 2012

You'll cry whenever they make the playoffs then....whenever that is

Jun 3, 2012

When I went into banking

Jun 4, 2012

When I got rejected from ___________.

Jun 4, 2012

I cried with Dirk when the Mavs won the NBA Championship. Gonna go down as one of the most underrated players ever, IMO.

Jun 2, 2012

sometimes i cry when i am beating hookers. some of them manage to get me with a little bit of pepper spray before i get the drop on them.

Jun 3, 2012

ha just read that bill maher is part owner of the mets

http://espn.go.com/new-york/mlb/story/_/id/8004806...

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Jun 2, 2012
Jun 4, 2012

Last time I shed man tears was when I was listening to Tom Waits.

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Jun 4, 2012

A real man cries during only three occasions in his lifetime.
When he comes out from his mother's womb.
When his child is born.
When his Mother dies.

nah... baseball can bring out some heavy emotions to a real fan. Never outright cried, but I did have something get in my eyes a few times.

Jun 5, 2012

I cry every time I have sex with my girlfriend. So about 2 months ago.

Jun 5, 2012

tupac

Jun 5, 2012

When I got hit in the face with a 2 by 4

Jun 5, 2012

Oh, that was a fantastic game; did you see the fan run on the field? I just wish I could have celebrated a little more after the game, I had my SAT's on Saturday. It was very emotional for my family, being lifetime Met fans.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h1Q9h__3EZk&feature...

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Jun 5, 2012

Marley and Me...

Jun 6, 2012
lifeofpurpose:

Marley and Me...

That movie doesn't even give a man a fair chance.

Jun 2, 2012
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Jun 6, 2012