[NY Post] Mets fanatic Rafael Diaz said he got such an adrenaline rush from Johan Santana’s no-hitter at Citi Field that “he couldn’t help” himself from running on the field to celebrate. “I was overcome with emotion, just being a die-hard Mets fan,” Diaz told The Post after his release from jail yesterday. “That’s all it was.” Diaz, 32, was charged with trespassing for taking part in the on-field celebration. He spent two nights behind bars before a Queens judge released him and pal John Ries, 25, on their own recognizance…He missed his 1-year-old son’s birthday party Saturday, and the Mets have banned him for life from their home park.
I have so many conflicting feelings about this. The Mets (bad), once-in-a-lifetime opportunities (good), and jorts (if making fun of people at an XTU concert – good, if being 100% serious about wearing them – bad) all rolled up into one story. On one hand, I feel like 2 nights in jail and missing your son’s first birthday party is absolutely worth it. If the 1 year old is any sort of man when he grows up, he will appreciate his dad’s fandom and totally understand. On the other hand, it’s 2012 and this man is wearing jorts.
PS – I’m actually excited that the Mets are starting to get good again. Phils/Mets is one of the best rivalries in baseball when both teams are playing well.
PPS – With the Mets in first, there’s no better time to bring this bad boy back out: