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Monday, March 17, 2014

Calcaterra: The Mets St. Patrick’s Day caps are … horrifying

Can’t sleep, Irish Mr. Met will eat me . . .  can’t sleep, Irish Mr. Met will eat me . . .

I’m too afraid to ask what Mrs. Met is wearing….

Stormy JE wanted to milk the soft power dividend Posted: March 17, 2014 at 10:14 AM | 15 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: greenies, mets, uniforms

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   1. TerpNats Posted: March 17, 2014 at 06:27 PM (#4673073)
The Mets have celebrated Irish heritage for some time. I can recall from Shea days the green Mets caps giveaways (merely the traditional blue and orange "NY" cap turned green and orange), followed by a post-game Black 47 concert.

But these...no. Some wag on Twitter mentioned Jewish heritage -- don't give the promotions department ideas. Mr. Met in a yarmulke?
   2. RMc's Unenviable Situation Posted: March 17, 2014 at 06:47 PM (#4673083)
Horrifying, no. Goofy, yes.
   3. Srul Itza Posted: March 17, 2014 at 07:27 PM (#4673100)
Orange AND Green?

Pick a side, dammit.
   4. the Hugh Jorgan returns Posted: March 17, 2014 at 09:54 PM (#4673132)
Horrifying, no. Goofy, yes.


No, sorry, you are wrong. They are horrifying. I imagine small children scurrying under tables at the site of the logo.
UGLIEST.HAT.EVER.
   5. frannyzoo Posted: March 17, 2014 at 10:09 PM (#4673138)
Comedy isn't pretty and neither is...

I would play serious coin to see Shane MacGowan wear that hat.
   6. Publius Publicola Posted: March 17, 2014 at 10:18 PM (#4673140)
If there's any orange, any orange at all...
   7. the Hugh Jorgan returns Posted: March 17, 2014 at 10:38 PM (#4673146)
I would play serious coin to see Shane MacGowan wear that hat.


Yep. Hopefully he'd been in his usual state of complete inebriation, slurry "Dirty old town" so badly you can't make out the lyrics then as a climax he spews all over the hat.

Of course then the logo will be much improved.

I remember the 80's well....
   8. RMc's Unenviable Situation Posted: March 18, 2014 at 12:25 PM (#4673346)
Horrifying, no. Goofy, yes.

No, sorry, you are wrong. They are horrifying. I imagine small children scurrying under tables at the site of the logo.


No, sir, this is horrifying.

Along with pretty much every logo conceived in the 1990s. Case in point.
   9. Swoboda is freedom Posted: March 18, 2014 at 12:51 PM (#4673373)
I remember the 80's well....

Unlike Shane MacGowan, who remembers little.
   10. Crispix reaches boiling point with lackluster play Posted: March 18, 2014 at 12:57 PM (#4673378)
Along with pretty much every logo conceived in the 1990s. Case in point.

How can you not love the Lubbock Cotton Kings' lovable mascot, Audrey II?
   11. Hang down your head, Tom Foley Posted: March 18, 2014 at 03:56 PM (#4673534)
The Irish national team cap picture opened first and I didn't see anything wrong with it. Then BAM- orange bearded baseball.
   12. gef the talking mongoose, amorphous lefty blob Posted: March 18, 2014 at 04:09 PM (#4673541)
Along with pretty much every logo conceived in the 1990s. Case in point.


As I shed a tear for the Arkansas GlacierCats. Who were actually one of two minor league teams in Little Rock for awhile there, though I can't recall if they were the one that played in the arena (actually directly across the river in North LR) or the one that played in Barton Coliseum. The former, I think, first wanted to be called the Razorblades, but somehow the Razorbacks put a stop to that ... which doesn't make a great deal of sense to me, "razorblade" being a pretty generic word.

(Google tells me they went with RiverBlades instead.)
   13. Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Griffin (Vlad) Posted: March 18, 2014 at 04:18 PM (#4673552)
How can you not love the Lubbock Cotton Kings' lovable mascot, Audrey II?


My favorite part is that he's missing a tooth.
   14. jacksone (AKA It's OK...) Posted: March 18, 2014 at 05:11 PM (#4673577)

My favorite part is that he's missing a tooth.


Well then Shane MacGowan is your man!
   15. The Anthony Kennedy of BBTF (Scott) Posted: March 18, 2014 at 07:37 PM (#4673645)
Orange AND Green?

Pick a side, dammit.


Where's Larry Bowa and his Bushmills when you need him?

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