NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — On Thursday afternoon, the Mets brought the pennant back to a cheering crowd at Citi Field.

The owners of a family run restaurant, popular with the Mets themselves, were celebrating too.

As CBS2’s Dick Brennan explained, they think their mom has something to do with the team’s winning streak.

At Mama’s in Corona, everybody’s coming down to eat, greet, and even sometimes meet the Mets.

The DeBenedittis family has been on 104th Street for decades, even before the Mets franchise was born. Their deli and pastry shop next door are all about the Amazins.

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The family will now be a part of the bet between cities. If New York loses the World Series, they will provide the losing city Mama’s special.

If your picture is on the wall it means you have eaten at Mama’s. David wright, Pedro, R.A. Dickey, Santana, Ron Swoboda, are up on the wall. So is CBS2’s Lou Young, but he never played for the ball club from Queens.

Sometimes Yankee fans even stop by, and back in the day they would heckle the ladies at the restaurant, but now it’s payback time.

“Eating humble pie,” Bob said.

Mama died in 2009 and now, the family said she’s looking over the Mets.

“We know she’s up there,” Irene said.





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