Steve Cohen sports Mets gear while ‘celebrating’ buying team

Steve Cohen’s first photo as Mets owner could be an encouraging one. The hedge fund billionaire’s wife, Alex, shared a photo to Twitter of her and Cohen after he officially bought the Mets from

Steve Cohen’s first photo as Mets owner could be an encouraging one.

The hedge fund billionaire’s wife, Alex, shared a photo to Twitter of her and Cohen after he officially bought the Mets from the Wilpons for $2.4 billion on Friday. The pictured showed the couple at home, Cohen with his legs crossed sporting a Mets hat and Alex next to him wearing a Mets-themed shirt from NineteenEightySixed that read “You Gotta Believe in Uncle Steve” with a heart for the “v” in Steve.

“Celebrating together tonight – thank you all for your notes, we are beyond excited,” Alex wrote along with the photo.

The Mets are counting on the lifelong fan’s deep pockets — Cohen is worth more than $14 billion — to help turn the franchise around and deliver their first World Series title since 1986. While his wife thanked the Staten Island-based clothing line for the shirt, Mets fans only can hope Cohen embraces the idea of being the fan base’s rich uncle.

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