A lament for Mr Met

A lament for Mr Met
Mr Met sacked after snapping. Pic: Getty

Emmet Ryan on why the sacking of the man who played the baseball mascot is an insult to sports fans everywhere

All mascots look ridiculous, but few quite encapsulate Mr Met, the character attached to the New York Mets of Major League Baseball. He is pretty straightforwardly stupid. It's meant to be a man with a baseball for a head, wearing a Mets uniform. It's simple, it's silly, and the guy inside the suit got fired for doing the Metsiest thing a Mr Met could do.

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