NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — The start of the World Series is just three days away and that means the excitement is building at the Mets Clubhouse shop on 42nd Street.

“I’ve been a Mets fan through my dad and brother all my life. We live 10 minutes away from Citi Field. It’s exciting for Flushing, for Queens, for New York,” fan Sita Prasad told CBS2’s Matt Kozar.

The team’s success is building a global fan base. Frank Sottile is bringing his Mets gear back to Australia.

“We’ve been here a week and we watched the first few games,” he said. “They played really well, so we’re looking forward to the World Series.”

Talk to any Mets fan and they will predict certain victory for the Amazins, but if anyone had a crystal ball, it might be tech writer and editor Steve Kovach who accurately predicted a Royals-Mets World Series in a tweet back on April 23rd.

No tweet yet on who he thinks will win.

For Mets rookie outfielder Michael Conforto, who started the season playing in the minor league, this will be his third World Series — sort of.

As an 11-year-old, he competed in the 2004 Little League World Series and also the 2013 College World Series when he played for Oregon State.

If you’d like to buy a ticket to Game 3 Friday night in Queens, the cheapest ticket CBS2 could find was $500 for standing room only. Tickets in the nosebleed seats are averaging $700.


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