CBA language on protecting amateur draft picks
Lucas Duda, Anthony Recker, and Wilmer Flores are among the early arrivals to camp in Port St. Lucie (photos from the Mets on Twitter)
Daniel Murphy helps feed residents of Far Rockaway. Over 400 hot meals per day have been served since Nov. 5 (Mets Twitter account)
For more photos like this, check out Greg Goodman’s gallery of Shea Stadium here.
Photo by Tommy Kirchmeier on Flickr - January 24, 2009
Matthew Cerrone, Lead Writer
What. The Hell. Is This About? Frankly, it’s not at all surprising, I suppose, especially when given the level of marketing and promotions within Major League Baseball already. I’d love to know more about this, since I assume it has something to do with knowing these guys will be on camera after games doing interviews, so it has to have something to do with that, i.e., marketing a new sales opportunity, I guess. Anyway, we know from past drama that all-things-hats is a league issue, not a team issue, so there is no way this is exclusive to the Mets… I hope.
Michael Baron, Contributor
This hat is ridiculous and unnecessary. Of course, the advent of a batting practice cap is unnecessary as it is, other than to market and sell them both in stores and at the ballpark. I was hoping the interview hat would be a little more subtle and traditional, but it’s loud and almost obnoxious looking. And what’s with the grey? I’m guessing all teams will be wearing a hat like this for the same purpose, but … wow.