"A New York Treasure" --Village Voice


You know I’m very fond of the Mets, but this, their St. Patty’s Day hat design, is the creepiest thing seen on a baseball field since Dandy, the aborted Yankees mascot of the 80s:

Shudder. Happy St. Patrick’s Day, everyone – now RUN FOR YOUR LIVES before Mr. Leprechaun Met comes to kill you for stealing his pot o’ gold.

[Insert Bernie Madoff joke here].

Categories:  Baseball  Emma Span

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1 Shaun P.   ~  Mar 17, 2011 12:47 pm

When I saw the hat, two thoughts went through my brain in quick succession. The first thought was: "Real people will spend actual money on that hat?!"

The second thought was a wonderful line Joe Posnanski wrote the other day, in regard to the Royals: "I have this theory that when you stop acting major league, in many ways, you stop BEING major league." I'm not sure when the Mets got to that point, but that hat is the last nail in the coffin.

Sandy Alderson and Co are going to need all the luck the Irish have, and then some, to turn that franchise around.

2 Chyll Will   ~  Mar 17, 2011 12:53 pm

That hat left me thinking the Mets had this guy on their payroll...

3 Emma Span   ~  Mar 17, 2011 1:03 pm

If this hat for sale, I might actually consider buying it - either as a gag gift for the Mets fans in my life, or just because it cracks me up... although clearly I could not wear it out in public.

I actually like that the Mets don't take themselves that seriously, although, don't get me wrong, this hat is a monstrosity.

4 Chyll Will   ~  Mar 17, 2011 2:23 pm

[3] That's the thing, Emma, I don't really think the Mets were joking with this. Nothing they've done in the last twenty years makes me believe they even know what a joke even is, let alone a funny joke (outside of Valentine's famous disguise from the dugout steps...) well, okay, their roster is a joke and so was their front office before Sandy arrived, but that's about it. Actually, in the phrase "butt of a joke", if you replaced "butt" with "Met", would anyone notice? And would it be worse if you then switched Met and joke in the same sentence? Hmm, I'd hate to be him or Vince Coleman then...

5 RagingTartabull   ~  Mar 18, 2011 10:24 am

we're talking about the same franchise that had The Baja Men perform on the field prior to a World Series game

...The Baja Men...

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