By John Montone

DOUGLASTON, N.Y. (1010 WINS) — It’s not difficult to figure out that Darren Meenan is a New York Mets fan.

1010 WINS’ John Montone reports: The Shirts Are A Big Hit At Citi Field

A t-shirt sold on The 7 Line website (credit: The 7 Line)

The 30-year-old, from Douglaston, has a tattoo sleeve of Shea Stadium, Mr. Met and the homerun apple on his right arm. For Meenan, being a Mets fan is not only a way of life it’s his way of making a living.

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He has been printing Mets-themed t-shirts for fellow die-hard fans since launching his own company, The 7 Line, on the last home game of the 2009 season.

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The shirts speak to the devotion and the frustration of Mets fans with messages including “I Miss Shea,” “I Like Ike,” “Do Me Wright” and, of course, “Stop Losing.”

The line’s best-seller says: Don’t Trade Reyes.

A t-shirt sold on The 7 Line website (credit: The 7 Line)

“The other day when he had a great hit I actually stood up on my chair, turned around and was showing the whole stadium my shirt,” Meenan said. “People were cheering me on and clapping and going crazy.”

Meenan posts images of the t-shirt designs online to get opinions from the fans before setting off to Jamaica where he personally makes each shirt.

The mission statement of his company is “for the fans, by the fans” and customers are without a doubt getting the real thing from The 7 Line.

“Both my grandfathers worked at the stadium growing up and I pretty much had no choice but to be born into this mess,” Meenan said.

If you feel the same way — there’s a shirt for that.

What do you think of the shirts? Are you a fan? Let us know below!

Comments (13)
  1. big sister Ally says:

    Mother’s kitchen?? Nice try Sawink! Although our proud mother would have warmly welcomed John and the 1010 crew into her beautiful home in the “nicest” zip in Queens…he doesn’t live there. Sorry to disappoint! Congrats Darren 🙂

  2. barb says:

    This stuff is really cool! And he’s cute!

  3. Or my apartment… whatever you wanna think.

  4. Sawink says:

    This is why he is still pictured in his Mom’s kitchen.

    1. ray ovak says:

      are you joking man? this guy lives in the richest zip in the q boro. summers in the best spots in ny and pimps mountains in the winter. all that while you wash dishes in jackson heights @ white castle. ya hater

  5. Jacquie says:

    Love Darren’s work – pretty much have all of his shirts – even some of the banned ones – so proud of everything he’s done and know he will continue on to bigger and better things!

  6. Nick Maggio says:

    I saw him wearing his “I survived…” shirt at the end of the ’09 season and have been a fan ever since, I’ve given his shirts as gifts to friends and they love ’em. Shirts are good quality too.

  7. jean says:

    we’ve got a bunch of his shirts: shea catcher, shea pitcher, queens, i like ike and even revis island – all quality made and always get thumbs up. Keep up the good work Darren!

  8. Jillian Harrington says:

    Been a fan of Darren’s shirts from the beginning – don’t tell MLB, but we’ve even got a bunch of the ‘banned’ ones, from before they were banned. Check him out on Facebook and Twitter (The7Line) – we’ve got a great community of Mets fans going on there. Whenever I wear my 7 Line gear to the stadium I always get comments on how great it is. Go Darren – Long Live The 7 Line!!! Congrats Man!!

  9. Marc Weiss says:

    If this gains momentum the Wilponzi’s will start banning them

  10. Mets says:

    Great ideas. I believe was the first to start doing these type of tees.

  11. george sohl springhill fl. says:

    love his work,a fan from 1962 how can i order live in florida but the mets are still my team.please send me some info on how to order thanks for the work you yanks hater since 1945

  12. JR says:

    Love this concept. A Philly fan has already taken full advantage. Check this site out

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