NEW YORK -- The Mets are one step away from the World Series.
"This is amazing for New York City," said Dennis Haskins, who played Mr. Belding from hit TV show "Saved By The Bell."
Fans are rolling out the dough buying up a piece of the home team. And sports bars are expecting a boom in profits.
"This is a dream come true we got to win it. I know this is it, this is going to be the year," said a Mets fan.
The time has come for Mets fans to rejoice.
"When they were born and I was born. My dad use to take me and my sister to Shea stadium, wow," another Mets fan.
Team stores packed with people spending hundreds on merchandise for the home team.
"I'm buying stuff for my son, for my family," a fan said. He added that he spent about $350."
The hottest item wanted by fans? Championship shirts. And they're selling hot cakes.
Mets stores were flooded with people moments after the team arrived Friday morning.
"Just like anything else once you get to this point. Both teams are good they do everything very well," Curtis Granderson said.
Mets mania was not only sparking energy in the die hard fans, but changing the minds of a few supporters of New York's other baseball team.
"Yeah, you got to support them. It our town doing well in baseball," said a Yankees fan.
When the Mets take on the Chicago Cubs Saturday night, expect the stadium to be sold out. Which means many fans will be loading up bars, giving them some unexpected profits.
"It helped us out and it's good to have everyone come together for New York," said Nicole Castello with Public House New York.