Utah Jazz star Donovan Mitchell has already picked a side for the upcoming Subway Series between the New York Mets and the New York Yankees that will start today.
In fact, he picked a side a long, long time ago: Mitchell, one of the best players in the NBA, grew up as a Mets fan and is already warming up to the series on Twitter.
“Subway Series Tonight. Yankee fans better hope we don’t win y’all wont 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 an obscure period after their World Series appearance in 2015, it had lost some punch.
Both teams, however, are ultra-competitive at the moment and have World Series aspirations, so the rivalry is starting to heat up again.
The city of New York deserves to have both teams at the top of their game.
The Mets And Yankees Are Having Excellent Seasons
Right now, both squads are in possession of first place in their respective divisions.
The Yankees lead the AL East with a 12.5-game cushion, while the Mets have a two-game advantage over the Atlanta Braves.
As for Mitchell, he inherited his Mets fanhood from his father.
Donovan Mitchell Sr. played minor league ball, so he has been linked to baseball for decades.
After his career was over, he worked as a director of players relations for the Mets, so young Donovan spent his childhood around locker rooms.
It’s a cool story, and he will undoubtedly be rooting for his Mets to win.