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The Mets are world champs — according to one man's huge pre-World Series tattoo

by Ree Hines / / Source: TODAY

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The New York Mets lost to the Kansas City Royals Sunday in Game 5 of the World Series, but you'd never know that if you looked at Josh Davis' big, bold team tattoo.

Yes, the 22-year-old Mets superfan had the team declared the 2015 world champs in a large design that covers the right side of his torso — just as first pitch was thrown out during Game 1 last Tuesday.

Oops!

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Actually, despite the premature in-ink celebration, Davis insists he has no regrets about making the permanent leap of faith.

"Early on in the midseason, when they were doing all right, I said if they make it to the World Series, I would tattoo them on me," he told NBC 4 New York.

So when he showed up at a tattoo parlor to do that just before the Series got underway, a pal pushed him even further.

"My friend said, 'If you're so confident, why don't you get 'World Series' tattooed with it?"

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Evidently he was "so confident," and now? He remains so loyal.

"I'm not like 'Oh, my God, get this tattoo off me' at all," he said.

Instead, he plans to add more years to it — first with nods to the Mets' past World Series wins (in 1969 and 1986), and then there's always future winning years to add as they happen.

Or before they happen.

After all, no matter the year, the Mets are always champs as far as Davis is concerned.

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