Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Mets Minority Ownership..Perks?

Yesterday in the New York Times, a list of "perks" for potential minority owners were almost jokingly published. Those included:

Access to Mr. Met, the team mascot, although the degree of access is not entirely spelled out. It definitely means you, as a part-owner, can schmooze with Mr. Met at Citi Field. It’s less clear whether you could get him to come to your child’s birthday party without a fee.

A formal business card, complete with the prominent designation: “Owner.”

And if you are a wealthy doctor, commodities trader or real estate mogul who wants to try to swat the ball over the newly pulled-in outfield fences at Citi Field on a Mets day off, you are entitled to attend what appears to be an exclusive kind of fantasy camp: “Owners’ workout day.

Other "perks" include:

Parking will not be a problem for new owners, the document makes clear. A single spot at the ballpark is reserved for anyone who signs on for $20 million. The chance to throw out a game’s first pitch will be an annual privilege.
Lets be honest, this is essentially a super fan pack that is being floated to potential investors by the Wilpons. Lets also call it what it is, a JOKE! Mets fans across twitter clearly think the same as the morning was spent mocking the idea. Here are some of the more comical tweets that came across my timeline:

Its to the point now where all we can do is joke because its so embarrassing its sad...

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