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Mr. Met Returns to the Field and the Ladies Like It

Mike Cardano Senior Fantasy Analyst December 28, 2012 8:25AM EDT
With the NFL playoffs about to start, that means the 2013 MLB season is just around the corner. With MLB Hot Stove news soaking up bandwidth on the internet, I noticed that the new MLB batting practice uniforms are out. While this may sound funny to you, news of the new apparel made me really excited.

You might be wondering why I’m so excited over stuff major league players will be wearing on the field when it doesn’t count. The answer is pretty simple. I’m a Mets fan and I can’t really get excited over anything that happens on the field when it does count…

The Mets will be wearing Mr. Met on their hats this season during pre-game activities. As far as I can tell, the Mets have only worn the baseball head guy on their uniform once before. He appeared on a retro/throwback/fauxback uniform that was worn three times during the 2009 season as a sleeve patch.

Johan Santana turns from the Panda so he can’t see the patch after hitting a HR

Rumor has it that former Mets catcher, Mackey Sasser, used to wear a jockstrap and cup that had a patch with Mr. Met covering his crotch, but I don’t have any pictures of Sasser’s crotch to prove it. To be honest, I’m not certain that counts as part of the uniform anyway. It’s not clear whether having a dude with a big head in his crotch had anything to do with Sasser’s inability to throw the ball back to the pitcher, but my guess is that it was a contributing factor.

The original Mr. Met on the cover of the 1963 yearbook

I’m really not sure when Mr. Met changed his hat. The original Mr. Met had an orange brim, not a blue one. Browsing pictures of the guy on the internet, it would appear that he changed hats quite some time ago. Either way, you can never get enough of a guy with an enormous head made out of a baseball, right?

BTW – for those of you who have emailed me in the past that the size of Mr. Met’s head means that he used PED’s, to that I say, “Prove It!”

Sometimes the little kids get freaked out when they see the size of his head, but I know the ladies like him. I’m guessing that based on the size of his baseball head, women simply extrapolate on the prize below, instantly falling in love…

Whether you live in the NY metropolitan area or are just in town for business or pleasure, I hope to see some of you out at Citi Field this season. It shouldn’t be too hard for us to hook up, I’ll be the other paying customer in the stands… Get there early though because I’ll probably leave before the game when they take the Mr. Met hats off to put their game uniforms on.

Random Musings

The stuff the pro’s wear both on and off the field/court has a huge impact on children. If you have kids, you know what I’m talking about. I watched my kids and their friends play Madden 13 on Xbox the other day and they spent 1/2 hour picking the uniform combinations and only about 15 minutes actually playing the game!

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