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Why Is Eastern Michigan University Cheering For The New York Mets In The World Series?

Oct 28, 2015

Its rare for Eastern Michigan University to cheer for the New York Mets during the baseball World Series, but they are doing it because of a local connection. Terry Collins, the current manager for the Mets graduated from EMU in 1971 and was a student athlete at the university.

Students, staff and faculty took a photo in front of an EMU sign and will send it to Collins as part of good luck package to celebrate.

Among those in attendance was EMU accounting professor Howard Bunsis. He explained to WEMU that his is very proud that Collins is part of the Eagle family.

The first game is Tuesday night against the Kansas City Royals.

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— Jorge Avellan is an assignment reporter, and anchor for 89.1 WEMU News. Contact him at 734.487.3363 or email him studio@wemu.org