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How freaking dumb can the Mets be. Why would "American Indian Heritage Night" be seen as a protest against the Braves?
I agree with 1 that I don't see it as protest, but I could easily envision some people using the event as an excuse to rail against the braves team name, and detract from the event itself - the schedule's made what, 12 months in advance? Schedule the the event a week or two later against a different opponent right from the get-go and avoid the whole issue.
General William Tecumseh Sherman Bobblehead Night will continue as scheduled
I think a Custer or a Sitting Bull bobblehead would be more appropriate. Protest the Braves nickname, celebrate a victory all in one night.
It's just amazing how the Mets created a micro-crisis out of nothing, just because no one with one-eighth of a brain was involved in planning this. The Braves game is a Thursday getaway day game with a noon start. They have another one of those against the Rockies two weeks later, with no significant promotions scheduled. It would have taken about two seconds looking at a schedule to work out something that would have been a nice little event that, rather than this stupidity.
It was the AICH who chose the date, because they had an independent event the following weekend and wanted to tie all these things together into a full week of activities.
A woman gave birth at the last Mets home game. In keeping with the Native American tradition that honors one's natural surroundings, the baby was named Rusting Chop Shop.
The Mets organization does appear to be run by morons. Hard to believe such a large enterprise can be run by idiots, but this does seem to be the case. And not just in one part of the organization. I suspect their office help has difficulty loading staplers.
NEW YORK (AP) -- Even with their baseball season over, the New York Mets' losing streak continues.
A trusted ex-team employee, three of his co-workers and two other suspects surrendered Thursday for allegedly stealing $2 million from the team between 1994 and 2000, Queens District Attorney Richard A. Brown announced.
"There was a series of schemes involving bribes, kickbacks and other illegal payment," Brown said. The money was taken from Sterling Doubleday Enterprises, the Mets' parent company, through five separate scams, the prosecutor said.
According to Brown, the scams operated in a variety of ways. The simplest involved overbillling the Mets, like charging $50 for a $25 box of copy paper. The most complex involved the creation of a phony company that collected $350,000 for nonexistent computer and telephone equipment.
"It's alleged the Mets were ripped off to the tune of $2 million over 6 years," Brown said.
If it was indeed A.I.C.H. that suggested the date for the event, the Mets cannot be faulted for playing it safe, especially given the Redskins' name controversy. They appear to be trying to minimize their exposure here, I don't see why people are picking on them.
Speaking of loading staplers, why is the standard row of staples seeminly an eigth of an inch too long to fit in my standard stapler?
So the Mets sell maybe a couple of thousand dollars worth of tickets tied to the event, then scale back the promotion to save a few hundred in expenses. Could their finances really be that desperate?
Yes, because they fronted it with a loan from Western Sky Financial.
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