Originally Posted by shuler82
Living in northern NJ, I became a Jets fan in the mid 1980s through my die hard father.
That same father could care less about baseball. I'm a lefty and wanted to play first base, so I became a big Don Mattingly/Yankees fan at 7 years old. My childhood was a lot of fun in the mid/late 80s with the Mets/Giants winning. I didn't see a Yankee WS until I was in college.
North Jersey is packed with Mets/Giants fans. They can tell you who the Mets 3rd string Catcher is but don't know who David Diehl is. Annoying.