My last two visits at Citifield have been for big events; yesterday’s All-Star Game and back in April for Opening Day. The really cool thing, is I get to photograph what I love the most, the fans! and oh boy, do I believe these truly are amazing fans. I was never a big fan of baseball, sorry, I grew up where we live and breathe soccer. When I first came to this country I claimed to be a Yankee fan, hey! momma didn’t raise no fool! they’ve always been the winning team, the big boss. But after a few seasons covering the Amazin’ Mets during Spring Training, I couldn’t help but to fall in love with the team, its fans and their unyielding love for the underdog of New York City. I’ve learned to live with the disappointments, heartbreaks and occasional heartburn pains I’ve suffered from watching them play and in the process, I’ve adopted the humility of the blue and orange fan that lives with the hope of an occasionally wild joy.
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