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Mets ask fans if pennant would boost crowd

The Mets have sent a marketing survey to select fans gauging how much more likely they would be to attend a 2013 game if a giveaway was part of the offering. The survey then attempts to determine which giveaways would be most attractive among the following items:

Backpack

Bobblehead

Cap

Coasters

Collectible cup

Drawstring bag

Fleece blanket

Key chain

License plate frame

Magnetic schedule

Mini bat

Mini glove

Mousepad

Parking sign

Pennant

Picture frame

Pins

Puzzle

Sleeved blanket

Sunglasses

T-shirt

Texting gloves

Tote bag

Toy subway cars

Travel case

Travel mug

Visor

Wiffleball and Bat Set

Wristband

(The pennant sounds appealing, but it's referring to a flag, not the NL championship.)

The survey additionally asks for suggestions for 2013 concert groups as well as which current and former Mets would be most attractive as part of a series of five bobblehead giveaways.

The Mets drew 2,242,803 fans at Citi Field this season, which ranked 11th in the National League. That marked a 4.7 percent decline from 2011.