Wet Mr. Met
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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."
Jeff Stein
Dix Hills, N.Y.

Yes, it's true. Prolonged steroid use really does exaggerate your facial features.
Jeremy Markman
Oceanside, N.Y.

"Again?! Forget it! Valentine can roll up his own damn windows!"
Kevin J. Moran
Dayton, Ohio

"What's with the umbrella, you ask? Well, the doctor said I can't get my stitches wet ..."
James Bisson

Mascot trash talk -- "Hey Leo, how are your wife and my kids?"
Omar Hasan
Woodbridge, N.J.

"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.
Poughkeepsie, N.Y.

"Good to see John Franco working again."
Chris O'Reilly
New Hyde Park, N.Y.

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.
PJ Burke
Sunnyvale, Calif.

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.
Adam Stone
Trabuco Canyon, Calif.

Braves: "Whatcha doin' for the rain delay?"
Mr. Met: "Hmmm ... Gold jacket ... Gold Club ...Gold jacket ... Gold Club ..."
TN Lewis

"Don't look now, guys! Here comes that mascot with no back half of his costume again!"
Tony Bohn

"It's raining men! Hallelujah, it's raining men ..."

Mr. Met: "Braves Suck!"
Braves Bench: "Mo Vaughn!"
Steve Ross
Denver, Colo.

To further disprove rumors about his sexuality, Mr. Met preforms a staggering rendition of "Singing in the Rain" for the Atlanta Braves dugout.
Ian Hardy

"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."
Drew Weimer
Tracy, Calif.

"Have you seen my baseball?"
Sue Yoo
Brooklyn, N.Y.

The Atlanta Braves are stunned into shock at the latest occurrence of Mr. Met's flashing fetish.
Atlanta, Ga.

Steinbrenner scouts the Braves for next year's possible acquisitions.
Tom Martin
Topeka, Kan.

"Oh, great. First a rain delay and now a Mr. Met Full Monty."
Jim Sauer
El Cajon, Calif.

Mr. Met stars in the way-off Broadway musical "Slumping In the Rain."
Greenwich, Conn.

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)


Mystery Photo responses June 13: A hit brickhouse

Mystery Photo responses June 6: It's Showtime!

Mystery Photo responses May 29: Slap Shot III

Mystery Photo responses May 22: Ready to rumble

Mystery Photo responses May 16: 'I thought you were a lefty'

Mystery Photo responses May 13: Gettin' buzzed

Mystery Photo responses May 6: Model citizens

Mystery Photo responses April 30: Double shots

Mystery Photo responses April 23: Beyond Yankees domes

Mystery Photo responses April 17: Take a number

Mystery Photo responses April 10: Off-Broadway BP

Mystery Photo responses April 3: Ahoy, Matey

Mystery Photo responses March 15: Duck, it's Costner

Mystery Photo responses March 4: Ohno, it's Katie!

Mystery Photo responses Feb.25: Pairs who share

Mystery Photo responses Feb. 6: Two minutes for stripping

Mystery Photo responses Jan. 25: Fore!

Mystery Photo responses Jan. 18: Look into my eyes

Mystery Photo responses Jan. 7: Eye of the Hurricanes

Mystery Photo responses Dec. 31: Might as well jump

Mystery Photo responses Dec. 19: Saint Nicked

Mystery Photo responses Dec. 10: Mac attack

Mystery Photo responses Dec. 3: Swept away

Mystery Photo responses Nov. 26: Tastes like chicken ...

Mystery Photo responses Nov. 19: At least these are in team colors

Mystery Photo responses Nov. 9: You can't hide

Mystery Photo responses Nov. 2: Trick or Treat?

Mystery Photo responses Oct. 26: 'So the priest says ...'

Mystery Photo responses Oct. 19: Hello?

Mystery Photo responses Oct. 12: Tennis, everyone?

Mystery Photo responses Oct. 7: He shoots, he ...

Mystery Photo responses Sept. 28: Safe at home

Mystery Photo responses Sept. 21: Coming up short

Mystery Photo responses Sept. 18: Hat tricks

Mystery Photo Sept. 7: Tough shot

Mystery Photo Aug. 31: Oh, Danny boy!

Mystery Photo Aug. 24: Baby doll

Mystery Photo Aug. 17: Wild night at the ballpark

Mystery photo Aug. 10: Doubles divas

Mystery photo Aug. 3: Hoops, I did it again

Mystery photo July 27: I've got it!

Mystery photo July 20 extras: Fiddling with captions

Mystery photo July 20: The Devil you say?

Mystery photo July 13: The BoSox Boys

Mystery photo July 6: Reunited...

Mystery photo June 29: This just in ...

Mystery photo June 22: Caught in the act

Mystery photo June 18: What's up with Bobby Cox?

Mystery photo June 8: Kobe Bryant plugged

Mystery photo June 1: Something about Shaq

Mystery photo May 25: Two wild and crazy guys

Mystery photo May 17: Nothing but net

Mystery photo May 11: Tim and Jerry

Mystery photo May 3: Drop 'em

Mystery photo April 27: Great seats, eh?

Mystery photo April 23: Ready, aim ...

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