MetsBlog Q&ACast: AJ Mass talks mascots, and bringing life back to Mr. Met

This post is from Apr. 19. 2014

In MetsBlog Q&ACast, presented by Verizon, Matthew Cerrone talks with ESPN.com’s A.J. Mass.

In his new book, “Yes, It’s Hot in Here,” Mass details the crazy history of the sports mascot, including Mr. Met, who he played at Shea Stadium from 1994 to 1997.

Mass talks about his time as Mr. Met, after the mascot had not been in the public eye for  more than a decade; A.J. also gives his thoughts on other sports mascots, including the controversial behavior of the Phillie Phanatic; and the guys discuss whether whether Mr. Met should have a Twitter account.





18 comments
fertiect
fertiect

Slow news day? One big question, can Mr Met play SS?

rob3
rob3

Glad Mr. Met wasn't traded for cash considerations.

BerryBeltran
BerryBeltran

Mr Met is definitely the best mascot in sports



Which One's Pink
Which One's Pink

Possible job for Dah No after he has 900 abs under is belt, is still hitting .200, and there are only a few people left on the board still griping that we need to be patient and cant rush to judgment.

vipregan
vipregan

How much $$$ do mascots make? It can't be that much.



mrfurley
mrfurley

mascot talk?really?you cant make stuff up like this......next week it's gonna be about our parking attendants and what they like to eat before gamedays

Macacawitz
Macacawitz

There have been widespread rumors that Cotton Eye Joe is going to challenge Mr. Met to a winner take all MMA match during the Yankees-Mets series.

rodd
rodd

R U KIDDING?

Bob Burket
Bob Burket

@mrfurley  We can go to the Citi Mourge and watch them paint the lines in the lot.