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World’s Worst Multitasker

We came across the world’s worst multitasker while at the New York Mets game on Sunday.

While the above photo was taken as officials were finalizing the field before the start of the game, this man continued to watch and listen to the INDY 500 during the first three innings as we sat behind him (we got up and went elsewhere due to the heat).  The dude spent money to sit at a baseball game and watch another sporting event altogether.  Worst multitasker ever!

Or, this could simply be proof that Major League Baseball is too boring to watch…

Mets Banner Day 2012

Today the New York Mets held Banner Day for the first time since 1996.  We lined up with several hundred other fans and marched around Citi Field with banners for the fun of it and to compete for the chance to win a trip to Spring Training 2013.  Here is the winning banner.

[Image via: Facebook]

We must admit that the winning banner is a great banner, and that the two runner ups, along with scores of other banners were all great banners as well.

What strikes us most about this banner isn’t that it was better than others.  What strikes us most is that this banner exploits the memories of 9/11 to win a prize.  Not only that, but the four official judges and the many fans who voted for this banner to win via text message were easily exploited by their memory of 9/11 to allow these people to win a prize.

So, add another asterisk to the history books regarding 9/11: nearly 3,000 people died in terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001.  Countless others have died after the original deaths were exploited for war, greed and stupidity.  And now, two people are going to Spring Training thanks to successfully exploiting the tragedy as well.

Exploitation… C’est la vie.

The New York Mets And Cow Bell Man

Opening Day has arrived today for the New York Mets.  Not many people are expecting them to do well this year, yet are still clinging to hopes of a miracle.    We are just hoping that after paying money to see some games in person, after traveling all the way out to the butt end of Queens, after going through security, and after paying for overpriced food and drinks,  we won’t hear Cow Bell Man.

Cow Bell Man is a faux mascot of the New York Mets.  From what we hear, he’s a man who has a day job in the healthcare industry and has season tickets.  He also LOVES to walk around the stadium and bang a stick incessantly against a cow bell.  Henceforth, he’s come to be known as Cow Bell Man.   It seems to be a way for him to get some attention that is completely unnecessary and takes away enjoyment from the game — because when it comes down to it, a grown man banging a cow bell for hours on end is foolish and rude!!

As one might guess, we find Cow Bell Man to be ridiculously annoying.  He makes being at the stadium feel as though one is in an unregulated 1930s psychological experiment that was designed to see how many hits of a cow bell it takes before one wants to put the cow bell in concrete and then throw the cow bell into the ocean so that it can never be hit again — the same feeling occurs when watching Mets games at home on television.

So, New York Mets, you’ve done pretty well this offseason.  You did the smart thing by not resigning Reyes (who gave up in the 9th last night, how did he not even come close to getting to 2nd base on that dribbler to the pitcher when he started on 1st), you brought in the outfield walls, you turned the walls back to blue, and you managed to have your owners do the right thing and settle the Bernie Madoff thing for the correct price.   Now please, do the right thing and STOP Cow Bell Man from being a nuisance and taking away from the game.  Thanks!

The Mets Can’t Even Fill The Player Parking Lot!

The New York Mets have done so horrific for the past few seasons that they have ongoing troubles filling up the new stadium…

Not only that, but they even have trouble of late filling up the PLAYER parking lot!

The Keith Hernandez Burger

We finally had ourselves a Keith Hernandez burger at Citi Field, and we have three major notes about it.

1) The Keith Hernandez burger is WAY better than the Shake Shack burger.

2) The Keith Hernandez burger comes with a side of Tootsie Pop!

3) How much does Keith Hernandez have to eat each day that allows butchers to slice a pice of him off so that the chefs at Citi Field can make delicious Keith Hernandez burgers?

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