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Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Royals mascot welcomes Mr. Met to Twitter by hitting on his wife

Statements about “the greatest mascot in sports” do not necessarily represent the opinion of this author.

Mascots playfully taunting one another — on the Internet and in real life — is hardly new. But in an effort to “welcome” the greatest mascot in sports to Twitter, Royals mascot Sluggerrr stepped way, way over the line.

Hey @MrMet welcome to Twitter! BTW, can you ask Mrs. Met why she won’t call me back? http://t.co/MnKEbagKLQ

  (@Sluggerrr) March 10, 2014

Mr. Met calmly reminded the Royals’ insolent mascot where Mrs. Met’s loyalties lie, which prompted Sluggerrr — who’s really just a guy in a suit — to resort to Tweeting a Whitesnake video in concession. But the cowardly lion will want to squash this beef soon, or risk becoming prey for Citi Field’s pack of wild dogs.

The District Attorney Posted: March 11, 2014 at 08:14 PM | 27 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: mascots, mets, royals

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   1. Justin T., Director of Somethin Posted: March 11, 2014 at 08:34 PM (#4669885)
She's not the type that's into the sort of guy who allows photos to be taken and made public of him getting ridden by a stripper.
   2. The Yankee Clapper Posted: March 11, 2014 at 08:45 PM (#4669894)
Didn't Mr. & Mrs. Met split up?
   3. devo Posted: March 11, 2014 at 08:58 PM (#4669899)
I wish I could remember the This is Sportscenter commercial that had the "real nasty stuff about him and Mrs. Met" line.
   4. Monty Predicts a Padres-Mariners WS in 2016 Posted: March 11, 2014 at 09:05 PM (#4669902)
I'm surprised that mascots can use Twitter, what with those giant puffy hands.
   5. AJMcCringleberry Posted: March 11, 2014 at 09:13 PM (#4669905)
I'm surprised that mascots can use Twitter, what with those giant puffy hands.

His first tweet:

Mr. Met ?@MrMet Mar 10

Uio’m ion ryTwittesr!
   6. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: March 11, 2014 at 09:18 PM (#4669906)
Didn't Mr. & Mrs. Met split up?


No, he has more than enough to eat at home.
   7. Gonfalon Bubble Posted: March 11, 2014 at 10:07 PM (#4669923)
Once you go acromegaliac, you never go back.
   8. Pat Rapper's Delight Posted: March 11, 2014 at 10:11 PM (#4669924)
I hope Mrs. Met at least got a gift basket for her time and effort.
   9. Jim (jimmuscomp) Posted: March 11, 2014 at 11:33 PM (#4669954)
That first tweet is pretty darn funny.
   10. billyshears Posted: March 11, 2014 at 11:44 PM (#4669963)
So that's what Rafael Palmeiro is doing now.
   11. Depressoteric Posted: March 12, 2014 at 01:10 AM (#4669983)
That first tweet is pretty darn funny.
Sure is. I thought #5 was just kidding, but no...that really was his first Twitter post, and for the exact reason that Monty predicted too.
   12. the Hugh Jorgan returns Posted: March 12, 2014 at 01:34 AM (#4669988)
#7 is awesome.
   13. Sunday silence Posted: March 12, 2014 at 01:57 AM (#4669993)
can someone explain what is going on? I could not translate that phrase on the google translator and who is Monty?
   14. Greasy Neale Heaton (Dan Lee) Posted: March 12, 2014 at 07:52 AM (#4670020)
Mr. Met ?@MrMet Mar 10

Uio’m ion ryTwittesr!
Wait, are Mr. Met and Peter Gammons the same person?
   15. My name is Votto, and I love to get blotto Posted: March 12, 2014 at 09:22 AM (#4670048)
I'm surprised that mascots can use Twitter, what with those giant puffy hands.


My first thought was talk-to-text, but I believe all mascots are mute. Are there any talking mascots?

   16. JE (Jason Epstein) Posted: March 12, 2014 at 09:36 AM (#4670050)
Wait, are Mr. Met and Peter Gammons the same person?

At least the mascot has an excuse.
   17. McCoy Posted: March 12, 2014 at 09:53 AM (#4670068)
Well, Gammons did have a stroke . . .
   18. Howie Menckel Posted: March 12, 2014 at 09:55 AM (#4670071)

He tweeted another good one on Sunday:

"I joined @Twitter because I have no ears and don’t speak but I have thumbs so it made sense."
   19. JE (Jason Epstein) Posted: March 12, 2014 at 10:25 AM (#4670097)
He tweeted another good one on Sunday:

"I joined @Twitter because I have no ears and don’t speak but I have thumbs so it made sense."

Oh, come on: Gammons wrote no such thing.
   20. Chris Needham Posted: March 12, 2014 at 10:29 AM (#4670102)
My first thought was talk-to-text, but I believe all mascots are mute. Are there any talking mascots?

The Orioles radio guy used to interview the Oriole Bird on air... which was just some schmuck playing a slide whistle. God that was terrible.
   21. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: March 12, 2014 at 10:31 AM (#4670104)
My first thought was talk-to-text, but I believe all mascots are mute. Are there any talking mascots?


Rex Hudler
   22. GregD Posted: March 12, 2014 at 10:44 AM (#4670116)
The Netflix series on mascots is pretty amusing. They follow a high school nerd, a college player, a semipro hockey scrapper and an NBA gymnast-type mascot through their days.
   23. Greg K Posted: March 12, 2014 at 10:48 AM (#4670118)
Is he a lion with his hair coiffed to appear like a crown?

Or has his skull been surgically adapted to look like that?
   24. GregD Posted: March 12, 2014 at 10:56 AM (#4670128)
He is the yellow king!
   25. Run, Mookie, Run Posted: March 12, 2014 at 01:34 PM (#4670334)
The Mets PR flack got into the act too.

https://twitter.com/Jay_HorwitzPR/status/443750342984228864
   26. Karl from NY Posted: March 12, 2014 at 02:06 PM (#4670382)
Mr. Met ?@MrMet Mar 10

Uio’m ion ryTwittesr!

So he got his Tweeting lessons from Phil Jackson.
   27. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: March 12, 2014 at 02:18 PM (#4670393)
Mr. Met ?@MrMet Mar 10

Uio’m ion ryTwittesr!



He should run for Senator from Iowa!

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