Jon Stewart and the Mets: 10 memorable moments from 'The Daily Show'
“I have suffered much for these Mets during my lifetime.” — Jon Stewart on “The Daily Show,” 2009Jon Stewart steps down as host of “The Daily Show” on Comedy Central on Thursday after more than 16 years. The New York-born, New Jersey-bred comedian is famous for his biting political and media commentary, but among baseball fans he is known for something else: being a vocal and long-suffering Mets fan. Jon Stewart (Comedy Central) MORE: Top 10 David Letterman Top Ten lists about baseball”The Met fan, we are a beaten creature,” Stewart said on the show recently. During the host’s “Daily Show” tenure, the Mets have had nine losing seasons, five managers and only three playoff appearances. The club experienced disheartening late-season collapses in 2007 and 2008 and hasn’t finished above .500 since. Related News The Daily Show with Jon Stewart featured variety of current, former athletes So perhaps it’s fitting that Stewart ends his run on the show during a week in which things are looking up for the Mets, who find themselves in first place place in the National League East. In August!The team that has provided endless fodder to Stewart and his writers through its predictable ineptitude for more than a decade may finally have turned a corner.Let’s take a look back at the most memorable Mets m