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Mets fans take to social media to commiserate after World Series loss

New York Mets fans are reacting in the

New York Mets fans are reacting in the twelfth inning during Game 5 of the World Series against the Kansas City Royals at Citi Field on Sunday, Nov. 1, 2015. Photo Credit: Newsday / Thomas A. Ferrara

There's a Jewish proverb Mets fans truly can appreciate: "What soap is for the body, tears are for the soul."

Amazins fans did indeed weep after their loss Sunday, one that gave the Kansas City Royals a World Series championship.

After the 7-2 loss in Game 5 that ended early Monday, Rob, from New York, @R0BaTO, posted at his Twitter account: "Not gonna lie. Shed a few tears after the #Mets lost. I love this team. #LGM"

A Mets fan from Germany, @BERLINNYMADE, agreed, tweeting: "Got some tears in my eyes. It hurts. True orange & blue. Thanks for the incredible ride @Mets #LGM #Mets"

And fan Jamie Righetti, a New York author and singer, added on Twitter: "Got to thank them in person. Tears. #LGM"

That Mets moanin' dominated Twitter could be expected.

The Mets were the most mentioned Major League Baseball team on the social network this year, from opening day to the last game of the regular season.

Users directly referenced "Mets" or @Mets 4.4 million times, followed by the Yankees at 3.8 million, according to data collected by Twitter at Newsday's request.

Those Mets fans also found a home at #MetsTwitter.

Tweeted @sadmetsfan1, who claims to be a former beer vendor for the team now living in Bangkok, Thailand, "It's only been 20 minutes and I already miss #MetsTwitter"

On Facebook, tears flowed, too. And there were several rational rants.

Andrew Lefty Holder, a Mets fan from Hastings, Nebraska, was angry that his team lost, specifically because the Amazins "made mistakes and paid for it royally."

But he also congratulated the Royals at his Facebook page, "for winning the series and their real lifelong fans who never gave up on them at all."

At the Mets Twitter site, @Mets, the team saluted its fan base: "Thank you fans for the Amazin' support all season long. You are truly the best fans. #2016 #UnfinishedBusiness"

Paul Lo Duca, the former Mets catcher, backed manager Terry Collins' decision to let Matt Harvey start the ninth inning, tweeting: "Can NEVER EVER blame a manager or the big gun for wanting to finish it. He was dominant all night. Familia time. #LGM"

Actress Debra Messing, @DebraMessing, a staunch Mets fan, had some advice for Collins going into the ninth: "Let HARVEY FINISH!!! #LGM"

But after the Royals rallied to tie the game she tweeted: "Getting sad. #mets"

There were very few tweets by other celebrity Mets fans. The social media silence from fans like Chris Rock, Jerry Seinfeld, Bill Maher and Michael Moore was well, well short of Amazin'.

Which perhaps prompted Matt Mackowiak, a conservative and GOP strategist from Austin, Texas, and clearly not a Mets fan, to take a shot at some of the more famous of those who bleed orange and blue.

Mackowiak tweeted: "If Michael Moore and Bill Maher are miserable, how bad can it really be?"

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