NEW YORK, Aug. 26 (UPI) -- New York Mets fan Bobby Lee has flown to the Big Apple from Kansas City, Mo., for the past four years to sell cotton candy at Shea Stadium.
Lee, 48, who grew up in New York, is now a retired firefighter who does not mind traveling 1,200 miles and staying away from home for weeks at a time just to watch a game, The New York Times reported Sunday.
“It’s my hobby,” he said. “Some guys collect coins. If I wasn’t doing this, I wouldn’t know what to do with myself in the summer.”
Lee’s wife, Sue, 50, is also a huge Mets fan. When she told her husband she wanted to move to the Midwest, it was under the condition that Lee could keep his hobby.
During the summer when Lee is away, Sue told the Times, she juggles work and the extracurricular activities of their two daughters, ages 10 and 13.