Mets fan Donovan Mitchell speaks on Subway series
Utah Jazz star Donovan Mitchell has already chosen his side for the upcoming Subway Series between the New York Mets and New York Yankees which kicks off today.
In fact, he picked a side a long, long time ago: Mitchell, one of the best players in the NBA, grew up a Mets fan and is already preparing for the series on Twitter.
“Subway series tonight. Yankees fans better hope we don’t win, you won’t hear the end of it #LFGM @Mets,” ‘Spida’ wrote on his official Twitter account.
—Donovan Mitchell (@spidadmitchell) July 26, 2022
There has been a rivalry between the two franchises for a long time, but since the Mets entered a dark period after their World Series appearance in 2015, it had lost some punch.
Both teams, however, are ultra-competitive right now and have World Series aspirations, so the rivalry is starting to heat up again.
New York City deserves to have both teams at the top of their game.
The Mets and Yankees are having great seasons
At present, both teams are in possession of the top spot in their respective divisions.
The Yankees lead the AL East with a 12.5-game cushion, while the Mets have a two-game lead over the Atlanta Braves.
As for Mitchell, he inherited his Mets fanhood from his father.
Donovan Mitchell Sr. played minor league baseball, so he’s been linked to baseball for decades.
After his career ended, he worked as the director of player relations for the Mets. The young Donovan therefore spent his childhood in the locker room.
Scott Kazmir and David Wright were his idols growing up, and he even had a poster of the latter on his bedroom.
It’s a cool story, and he will no doubt be rooting for his Mets to win.