Here's a story that will give you a reason to root for the Mets this year.

Many of us could go an entire lifetime without experiencing love at first sight. That's not the case anymore for Mets second basemen, Jeff McNeil.

According to the New York Post, McNeil met the dog at an adoption event being held at Citi Field before the game on Friday. After the game, he apparently called his wife to get permission.

They went down to the animal shelter and picked up the Alaskan Malamute mix together. McNeil credits his homers and The Mets thrashing the Pirates all weekend long to the dog being lucky.

Maybe every player on the team should get a puppy. His nickname is the 'Flying Squirrel" and dogs do love squirrels.

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