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Edgy DC
Aug 02 2005 10:08 PM
Edited 1 time(s), most recently on Aug 03 2005 04:25 AM

Aug 02 2005 10:23 PM

Great pics, Mr. Met is the best, he was at the hospital I work at last year and the kids could not have been more excited to see him, he stole the show from David Cone, I remember Cal Ripkin saying at his last or next to last All-Star Game that the biggest thrill for him was his kids getting to meet Mr.Met.

Aug 02 2005 10:42 PM

That's great.

Spacemans Bong
Aug 02 2005 10:51 PM

You missed the best one - Condoleeza Rice pushes for the 2012 Olympics before the IOC, while New York's big power brokers sit in the back...

Benjamin Grimm
Aug 03 2005 04:49 AM

I had no idea that Mr. Met was at Iwo Jima.

Edgy DC
Aug 03 2005 06:59 AM

I can't imagine how long that post takes on dial-up.

Aug 03 2005 07:09 AM

Mr. Met is the dog's balls (translation: 'very cool')

I would like to have a Mr. Met wristwatch.

Aug 03 2005 07:12 AM

I love Mr. Met! My husband hates him.

I emailed him the Iwo Jima picture. No message, just the picture. Hehehe

Aug 03 2005 08:55 AM

Devoting an entire thread to Mr. Met is sure to give him a big head.

Frayed Knot
Aug 03 2005 08:57 AM

Mr. Met gets all the hot chicks.

Aug 03 2005 09:09 AM

="Frayed Knot"]Mr. Met gets all the hot chicks.

I didn't know you felt that way about Ms. Rice.

I like this one:

It's kinda arty, kinda Mr.Met-looks-like-he's-going-to-eat-that-baseball. And who is that guy with the tiny Mr. Met head on (near the top of the post)... that is SO not Mr. Met.

Frayed Knot
Aug 03 2005 09:16 AM

Well we do know that Steve Earle feels that way about Condi.

Oh Condi Condi beggin’ on my knees
Open up your heart and let me in wontcha please
Got no money but everybody knows
I love you Condi and I’ll never let you go
Sweet and dandy pretty as can be
You be the flower and I’ll be the bumble bee
Oh she loves me oops she loves me not
People say you’re cold but I think you’re hot

Oh, Condi, Condi
Oh, Condi, Condi

Oh Condi, Condi I’m talkin’ to you girl
What’s it gonna hurt come on give me a whirl
Shake your body now let me see you go
One time for me Oh Condi I love you so
Skank for me Condi show me what you got
They say you’re too uptight I say you’re not
Dance around me spinnin’ like a top
Oh Condi Condi Condi don’t ever stop

Oh Condi Condi Can’t you hear me call
I’m standin’ in the street outside your garden wall
Pocketful of money belly full of wine
Condi in my heart and romance on my mind
Listen to me Condi don’t be afraid
I come here tonight to chase your blues away
I’ll never hurt you I’ll treat you right
Oh Condaleeza won’t you come out tonight

Pretty little Condi precious as can be
Bet you never had another lover like me

Aug 03 2005 10:41 AM

The more I look at this badge:

the more I think I have it somewhere. I am going to have to look through my jewelry boxes

Aug 03 2005 12:42 PM

I like Mr. Met. I wish the Astros had as cool of a mascot--oh wait, they did before they fired him. With the move to the ballpark at Union Station, they fired Orbit and brought in Junction Jack, a railroad-themed rabbit.

Aug 03 2005 12:45 PM

Is that Jack next to Mr. Met? I can't identify that one or the small-ball-headed creature between Bernie Brewer and Billy Marlin.

Aug 03 2005 01:19 PM

Yup, that's him.

Aug 03 2005 01:27 PM

]I can't imagine how long that post takes on dial-up.

a minute in and its not loaded and half the pictures are red x's.

Willets Point
Aug 03 2005 01:33 PM

What about the young Mr. Met in his saucy teen years?

Willets Point
Aug 03 2005 01:36 PM

More Mr. Met - vitals, bio, and photo gallery.

Aug 03 2005 03:18 PM

damnit! if only i'd known mr met was available for weddings!!!!

and what team has a moose for a mascot?

Aug 03 2005 04:08 PM

Doesn't a thread with this title belong in the Member Self Promotion Forum?


Aug 03 2005 07:10 PM

metsmarathon wrote:
and what team has a moose for a mascot?

That would be the Mariner Moose.

Aug 03 2005 07:12 PM

Anyone have a pic of Mr. Met and Met-le?

-Don LaGreca 1050 ESPN Radio going off on Met-le and other "Bush League" antics the Mets have had througout the years (Pignatano's bullpen garden was the other major thing from that rant)


Aug 04 2005 04:14 AM

="cooby"]The more I look at this badge:

the more I think I have it somewhere. I am going to have to look through my jewelry boxes

Looked, but did not find. Shoot.

Aug 10 2005 02:35 PM

Does Mrs. Met Know?!?!?!?

Aug 10 2005 02:38 PM

Aw, two of my favorites together...

Edgy DC
Sep 15 2005 09:02 PM
Edited 2 time(s), most recently on Sep 16 2005 01:31 PM

So a few weeks back we elected to vacation in Binghamton while some creatures wearing Met uniforms elected to destroy the Diamondbacks. A day or two before we left, Ms. Edgy was thrifting at Value Village and sees this guy in a toy bin. A toy bin, can you believe it? His tag said $.80, but it was 20% off day, so 62 cents and this happy guy was strapped in and on his way home.

Don't look at me like that. It was a rental. The cigarette burn was somebody else's fault. Anyway, the little guy sure was a joyous little dickens, especially after he heard we were Met fans and were on our way up to see the B-Mets play.

Then, when I told him that Bingo wasn't far from Cooperstown, he was beside himself, and he began to take over the planning for the trip.

Binghamton, besides being the home of the B-Mets, is also the home of six carousels. What we didn't know was that they were all by Herschel, more of a second-tier carver. He was no Dentzel or Mueller, but Mr. Met didn't care.

He particularly liked the non-horse menagerie animals. Here he is riding a doggie.

Eventually the dog got old. On the next carousel, MM went for the piggie.

Even piggies get old, so Mr. Met tried some trick riding, practicing to get brass rings.

Well, you know, the little guy had enough stimulation so we went for lunch and a lie-down, but eventually he started hopping around the room, wondering what else there was to do in Binghamton. The game wasn't until the next day, and, honestly, there wasn't much else to do in Binghamton. Mr. Met was kind of sad, but, once he spotted this sign, he laughed and laughed:

So, it was off to Cooperstown, home of the hallowed. The Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum. First thing I heard him say was, "Lindsey. Oh, boy, I loved Lindsey." So we together peaked into the case and...

"You're that into broadcasters?" I asked?

"Gosh, yeah, I am!" he replied.

"Well," I said, "there's the wall of Ford C. Frick Award winners. He practically pulled my arm off."



"Great, huh?"

"Yabbut... yabbutt...?"

"...but where's Ralph?"


"Over there."

"Holy smokes!"

"Waddaya think?"

"You mean all the players get these great plaques?"

"Only the best."


(Mister is so jazzed up here that he doesn't even realize that he's sitting on top of Eddie Murray's plaque as he poses.)

Not all pictures came out great. I don't have much to show for his encountering Berra's plaque and Gibson's. This is all I got of him with Seaver's, and he went nuts over Seaver's.

He didn't want to leave Seaver's but I told him there's more and he regrettably left to see

"Spahnnie... Glory, praise, and honor unto you."

"Nolie... Hail, mighty one."

"Casey... Words fail me. And not in a clever way like they used to fail you, either."

He's so cute. Here he is showing Willie Mays his version of the over-the-head catch.

He wanted to go back to look at Seaver's plaque again, but I had to show him more. He couldn't climb the glass, so we boosted him up to look in the display case, as the reflection indicates. But it also shows an eerie reflection of Mister in which he appears to be inside the case, enraptured by the relics. This pretty much represents what was going on.

"Wow, Seaver stuff."

"I told you this was better.'

"What's with the red shoes?"

"I honestly don't know. Maybe they're from his White Sox days."

"Do those count?"

"Begrudgingly, Mister, begrudingly."

"Were they magic shoes?"

"Nope, the magic was in the arm... and the knee."

"The knee..."

We continued the tour, but no other exhibits moved him or us like that one, at least none that our camera could capture well. So it was a quick visit to the ball field and then back to Binghamton.

"Bingo's a deadbeat college town out of session," Mister cried. "What allures could it possibly have after that?"

Sep 15 2005 09:11 PM

Edgy, you desperately need to have a child.

But that is pretty dang cute.

Sep 16 2005 09:58 AM

metsmarathon wrote:
and what team has a moose for a mascot?

Why the Mariners, of course. Duh!

Sep 16 2005 12:21 PM

I kept waiting for sluggo to appear in that little travelogue

Edgy DC
Sep 16 2005 12:29 PM
Edited 1 time(s), most recently on Sep 16 2005 07:05 PM

I think the other teams in the National League East have done a good job playing Sluggo.

Benjamin Grimm
Sep 16 2005 12:32 PM

]So, it was off to Cooperstown, home of the hallowed. The Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum. First thing I heard him say was, "Lindsay. Oh, boy, I loved Lindsay." So we together peaked into the case and...

I don't want to seem like I'm nitpicking, but the spelling of the name "LINDSEY" is somewhat of a hot-button issue in my house.

Mr. Nelson spelled his name with an -EY, not an -AY.

It's Lindsay Wagner, but Lindsey Nelson.

Otherwise, my reaction was similar to cooby's. Anybody who'd take all of those photos of a Mr. Met doll would make a fun dad.

(By the way, you owe Value Village 2ยข.)

Johnny Dickshot
Sep 16 2005 12:36 PM

This will make all of our vacation pictures suck by comparison. I'm on my way out of town for a week and don't have a mascot packed.

Edgy DC
Sep 16 2005 12:40 PM

Mister is getting antsy laying about. I'll pack him off to you.

Sorry about Mr. Wagner. You're quite right. Permission to change?

Cany anybody tell what was up with the red shoes? Did he really wear them in 1984? How could I have missed that? I seem to remember all the Mets wearing blue and orange Ponys from about 1980 to 1984. I associate them with Neil Allen.

Benjamin Grimm
Sep 16 2005 12:45 PM

Edgy DC wrote:
Permission to change?


Could those have been Cincinnati shoes in Seaver's display case?

Sep 16 2005 12:51 PM

Like perhaps the shoes he wore while pitching his no-hitter?

Great job Edgy - I can't wait to show it to MK when he gets home :)

Benjamin Grimm
Sep 16 2005 12:55 PM

="ScarletKnight41"]Like perhaps the shoes he wore while pitching his no-hitter?

Or maybe the shoes he wore when he dressed as Judy Garland at the Mets' Wizard of Oz party at the Diamond Club.

Sep 16 2005 01:19 PM

hey, i've got a very similar-looking mister met, wearing a black home jersey instead of the stripes, sitting right here on my desk watching me.. uh... do work.

Sep 16 2005 06:43 PM

="Willets Point"]What about the young Mr. Met in his saucy teen years?

I thought I had seen every pertinent met image ever commited to film.
But that one is new to me.

Sep 17 2005 11:56 AM

D-Dad firmly believes that Mr. Met was drinking root beer in that photo :)

Sep 17 2005 06:49 PM

In contrast to his father, MK commented, "Talk about a tall glass!"

Sep 17 2005 09:34 PM

="Willets Point"]What about the young Mr. Met in his saucy teen years?

I thought I had seen every pertinent met image ever commited to film.
But that one is new to me.

I'm going to guess that A) even though it comes from the Mets official website that its not an "Official" Mr Met and probably some fan contest participant or something and note the name Mr. Met has NEVER been seen on Mr. Met's front which leads to B) Could be a prototype "Mr Met" (was Dan O'Reilly a Met employee at the time?) before the Mets ever debuted so I'm guessing sometime in 1961 for the photo


Sep 18 2005 06:33 PM

These are from the 1965 Yearbook

AFAIK these are the oldest known photos of Mr. Met in official Mets publications as I own the 62-64 programs and the 64 yearbook and can not find an earlier example of the big Baseball Head