...New Yorkers like the Mets. It may have something to do with them being a very hot team, having just won their eighth game in a row.
Are fans fickle? Maybe. But remember that this is the city that lost the Dodgers to L.A. and the Giants to San Francisco. So, baseball has been a little fickle toward New York, too. (Although, the statute of limitations for resentment should be surpassed by now.) How long can a city hold a grudge?