The New York Mets, the Major League Baseball team that typically plays second fiddle to the New York Yankees, just beat the Cincinnati Reds, 10-2, clinching the playoffs for the first time since 2006.

Back then, Twitter was tiny — it was just a few months old, and it didn’t even have 1 million users yet. Now, of course, it’s much bigger, with more than 316 million monthly active users.

Today, there’s a whole lot to see on Twitter about my hometown baseball team. “NL East” — the National League division, which the Mets have won — is trending on Twitter. On my phone, it says there are already 151,000 tweets about the trend “Mets.” (Currently it’s outnumbered by Chelsea, Fetty Wap, and Wales, but who’s counting?)

But most importantly, I’ve found myself overwhelmed, in a good way, with all the great tweets about the Mets in my TweetDeck right now. (I also see Mets stuff on my Facebook News Feed, but it’s not nearly as exciting.)

There are tweets from Mets beat writers, bloggers, fans, and, of course, the Mets themselves. There are Periscope streams and GIFs and photos and witty remarks and … oh, there is so much. There is so much and I love it and it’s a whole lot more exciting than it was when I used to watch the Mets on TV at home. And it’s been a while since then, because the Mets haven’t done this well in so many years.

I want to preserve all of this so I can look back at it later, but I also want to drop in this stuff to point out just how much Twitter — which is dealing with pressure from Wall Street to grow its user base and bring in more revenue — can be a great companion for casual sports fans these days.

Apologies if you don’t like the Mets. (I’m looking at you, Keith.) With that said, here we go.

Let’s go Mets!


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