Baseball for the Thinking Fan

Login | Register | Feedback

You are here > Home > Baseball Newsstand > Baseball Primer Newsblog > Discussion
Baseball Primer Newsblog
— The Best News Links from the Baseball Newsstand

Friday, April 18, 2014

The Secret Service Threatened to Kill Mr. Met


Mr. Met, the mascot for baseball’s saddest franchise, received a stern warning from the Secret Service in 1997, when President Clinton visited Shea Stadium: “Approach the president, and we go for the kill shot.”

Former Mr. Met AJ Mass recounted the death threat in his new book, Yes, It’s Hot in Here: Adventures in the Weird, Woolly World of Sports Mascots.....

“We have snipers all around the stadium, just in case something were to happen. Like I said, do whatever it is you normally do. But approach the President, and we go for the kill shot. Are we clear?” the agent reportedly said, while looking into Mr. Met’s “very soul with his blank, unblinking stare.”

The agent then repeated himself. “Approach the president, and we go for the kill shot,” the agent told Mass. “ARE–WE–CLEAR?”

Mass wrote that agents first grew suspicious when he failed to get Mr. Met’s giant head through security without setting off the metal detectors.

The District Attorney Posted: April 18, 2014 at 08:16 PM | 3 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: history, mascots, mets

Reader Comments and Retorts

Go to end of page

Statements posted here are those of our readers and do not represent the BaseballThinkFactory. Names are provided by the poster and are not verified. We ask that posters follow our submission policy. Please report any inappropriate comments.

   1. Adam Starblind Posted: April 18, 2014 at 08:54 PM (#4688897)
It would be interesting to see if a sniper would kill Mr. Met with a head shot.
   2. Pasta-diving Jeter (jmac66) Posted: April 18, 2014 at 08:59 PM (#4688904)
   3. The District Attorney Posted: April 18, 2014 at 09:23 PM (#4688927)
Whoops. Closed!

You must be Registered and Logged In to post comments.



<< Back to main

BBTF Partner

Support BBTF


Thanks to
for his generous support.


You must be logged in to view your Bookmarks.

Hot Topics

NewsblogChief Wahoo, Cleveland Indians' logo, heads to the World Series. Prepare for outrage. - Chicago Tribune
(52 - 9:25am, Oct 26)
Last: Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Griffin (Vlad)

NewsblogHeyman - Kyle Schwarber Expected To Be Activated For World Series
(37 - 9:24am, Oct 26)
Last: AROM

NewsblogOTP 2016 October 24: Breitbart Radio Exclusive: Curt Schilling Joins Breitbart News Rotation Weekdays 9AM to 11AM ET
(453 - 9:22am, Oct 26)
Last: BDC

NewsblogIndians shut out Cubs in World Series Game 1 |
(3 - 9:22am, Oct 26)
Last: Random Transaction Generator

NewsblogOT: NBA 2016-17 Preseason Thread
(286 - 9:21am, Oct 26)
Last: King Mekong

(5 - 9:21am, Oct 26)
Last: Pops Freshenmeyer

NewsblogEven The Data Thinks The Cubs May Have Been Cursed | FiveThirtyEight
(34 - 9:20am, Oct 26)
Last: Random Transaction Generator

NewsblogDave Dombrowski explains how he is reconfiguring Red Sox’ front office|Full Count
(2 - 9:17am, Oct 26)
Last: Batman

NewsblogAre statheads responsible for the most exciting postseason in years
(30 - 8:10am, Oct 26)
Last: BDC

NewsblogArizona Diamondbacks land Red Sox exec Amiel Sawdaye
(27 - 3:49am, Oct 26)
Last: ReggieThomasLives

NewsblogThe Big League Prospect Who Became a Mob Hit Man - The New York Times
(19 - 1:30am, Oct 26)
Last: the Hugh Jorgan returns

NewsblogPrimer Dugout (and link of the day) 10-25-2016
(18 - 12:49am, Oct 26)
Last: Perry

(804 - 12:43am, Oct 26)
Last: shoewizard

NewsblogA 'Major League' interview with director David S. Ward
(2 - 12:11am, Oct 26)
Last: Cargo Cultist

NewsblogYankee Stadium being updated with new areas for fans
(12 - 10:17pm, Oct 25)
Last: Howie Menckel

Page rendered in 0.1203 seconds
47 querie(s) executed