The Mets are headed to the World Series to face the Kansas City Royals (who defeated the Toronto Blue Jays last night) next week, and everyone is a little shocked by it, especially Jimmy Kimmel: "What a great year to be a Mets fan. Who the hell expected this to happen?" David Wright, Matt Harvey, Wilmer Flores and Jacob deGrom were greeted by a pumped up crowd cheering "Let's Go Mets" when they showed up on Jimmy Kimmel Live last night for a very Mets-themed episode. Watch below.
Kimmel, a lifelong Mets fan (like so many other celebrities and funny people), joked around with the players about the aborted Flores trade, pricey World Series tickets ("The only people who can afford to go to a Mets game are Derek Jeter and A-Rod right now"), the Chase Utley saga ("Someone still has to penalize him for this"), and the post-victory celebrations: "I want that locker room to be unfit for human life when you're done."
Mr. Met also showed up to make a grand entrance with Kimmel's sidekick Guillermo.
This is far from the first successful Mets team to make the late night rounds—back in 1969, Ed Sullivan forced the Miracle Mets to sing "You Gotta Have Heart."
Mets players, including Harvey, deGrom, Daniel Murphy and Steve Matz, also took in a NY Islanders game in Brooklyn last night:
— New York Mets (@Mets) October 24, 2015
In other, far more awkward Mets moments caught on camera, Dodgers fan and California Rep. Adam Schiff lost a bet with fellow Rep. Steve Israel, which meant he had to sing "Meet The Mets" on the House floor. It's pretty painful:
Mets players are getting a bit of a rest before Game 1 vs the Royals on Tuesday. The Mets and Royals very rarely cross paths, but both teams have surprisingly similar histories.
The last time Mets won World Series: 1986 The last time Royals won World Series: 1985 Soon a drought will end. pic.twitter.com/6LV2F5K2Cn
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) October 24, 2015
And if you want to feel the hairs on your neck stand up, read about the behind-the-scenes maneuvering with the season-altering trade for Yoenis Cespedes. As they write about Sandy Alderson's motivation for the deal, "His advice at this point was that after so much losing and hearing about what the organization was unwilling to do, it was time to strip away regret."