|Wet Mr. Met|
From the Page 2 mailbag
We know the Mets' view of first place has been pretty clouded lately, but we still couldn't quite figure out what Mr. Met and his umbrella were up to against the Braves at Shea Stadium last week. So, we asked our readers for their take on this Mystery Photo. Here are the best from more than 450 responses we received.
"Its raining, its pouring, Mets lineup is boring. Thought they'd be good, now it's understood, they never end up scoring."
Yes, it's true. Prolonged steroid use really does exaggerate your facial features.
"Again?! Forget it! Valentine can roll up his own damn windows!"
"What's with the umbrella, you ask? Well, the doctor said I can't get my stitches wet ..."
Mascot trash talk -- "Hey Leo, how are your wife and my kids?"
"Yes, we are 11½ games back ... Yes, my eyes did get stuck like this when I was a kid ... And yes, I would be giving you the finger right now if only I had an odd number of them on my hand.
"Good to see John Franco working again."
After being ejected from the game, Mets skipper Bobby Valentine returns in another clever disguise, seen here on an "intelligence" stroll in front of the Braves dugout.
Well aware of the fact Chipper Jones leads the league in illegitimate children, Mr. Met decides to send him a subtle message: Wear a raincoat.
Braves: "Whatcha doin' for the rain delay?"
"Don't look now, guys! Here comes that mascot with no back half of his costume again!"
"It's raining men! Hallelujah, it's raining men ..."
Mr. Met: "Braves Suck!"
To further disprove rumors about his sexuality, Mr. Met preforms a staggering rendition of "Singing in the Rain" for the Atlanta Braves dugout.
"I remember when Mr. Met's head fit under that umbrella ... it sure is a sad day in baseball when even the mascots think they need 'roids to perform at this level."
"Have you seen my baseball?"
The Atlanta Braves are stunned into shock at the latest occurrence of Mr. Met's flashing fetish.
Steinbrenner scouts the Braves for next year's possible acquisitions.
"Oh, great. First a rain delay and now a Mr. Met Full Monty."
Mr. Met stars in the way-off Broadway musical "Slumping In the Rain."
And here is the real caption from The Associated Press: New York Mets mascot Mr. Met walks past the Atlanta Braves dugout during a rain delay in the fourth inning June 27 at Shea Stadium in New York. (AP Photo/Ed Betz)