Friday, May 28, 2010

America's Team? No...But Definitely Miss USA's Team

Earlier this month, the former Miss Michigan (Rima Fakih) became the first Lebanese-American to win the Miss USA pageant. How did she celebrate her victory? By making a trip to Citi Field today!

Miss Fakih (shown above with Jose Reyes) compared batting styles with the Mets shortstop before tonight's game with the Phillies and Reyes proceeded to bang out three hits, including the pivotal two-run double in the seventh inning to extend the Mets' lead to 3-0.

During her time at Citi Field, Miss Fakih (who graduated from St. John's Prep, which is just a hop, skip and a jump away from Citi Field) admitted that she saw her first Mets game at Shea Stadium during the strike year of 1994 and claimed that she has always been a Mets fan.

In the 1990s, the Atlanta Braves laid claim to the name "America's Team", after the Dallas Cowboys did the same in the NFL. The Mets might not be America's team yet, but at least they can say they're Miss USA's team.

Congratulations to Rima Fakih on her recent Miss USA victory and congratulations to the Mets for completing their three-game sweep of the Phillies at Citi Field. By completely dominating the series, both at bat and on the mound, the Mets let it be known that they're no longer going to be the first runners-up to the Phillies!

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