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Monday, April 2, 2012

Mr. Met & Mettle

Blobbers, did you know that Mr. Met is credited with being the first MLB mascot? Sure the early Mr. Met was creepier than Jerry Sandusky at Vienna Sausage Fest, but still he was the first. Take that Phillie Phanatic! Of course the Mets always find a way to F-up and ignore their own accomplishments.
In 1976 the Mets introduced a new mascot Arthur the mule. Because nothing says baseball in NYC like a mule! In a fan contest Arthur's name was later changed to Mettle. Proving that when given the chance Met fans suck at running the team too. In mid-September 1976 Mettle euthanized himself by eating a case of Schaefer beer that Craig Swan left in his bullpen corral. Schafer is the one beer to have when you're having more than one...unless you're a mule.

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