Mr. Met is on Twitter

Matthew Cerrone, Lead Writer

Look out, the Mets have created a Mr. Met account on Twitter, and it’s being presented as the actual Mr. Met writing the tweets.

The team told me this morning this is an official account.

So, Mets, please, please don’t make him say or do something that will end up making me dislike him. He’s the best. Don’t mess this up. Plus, my kids love him as well. They think he’s hysterical. My wife is a die-hard Yankees fan. Mr. Met may be my best shot at making my little girls Mets fans.

Mr. Met has been essentially voiceless since he stepped on field in 1964. Sure, his actions often speak louder than words. However, fans are always able to project on to him whatever we want. For the most part, despite some tumultuous times on field, Mr. Met remains popular, mostly because he never says anything stupid about winning or losing, he doesn’t make excuses, he doesn’t talk about spending, or selling things. Frankly, his only interaction is pointing at people. Now, for the first time ever, he’s talking…

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Proceed with caution, Mets. Remember, you are what you tweet…




43 comments
Anthony Michael
Anthony Michael

Really glad to see our Mets are allocating their time in such a productive manner as the season approaches. 

Kenneth Meltsner
Kenneth Meltsner

Let's just hope all this notoriety doesn't go to his head.  And was that MRS. MET I saw stepping-out with Matt Harvey last week?

My bet is he only tweets pictures

archer41
archer41

Enough with the side show.  Get this team some more real players!

hankypanky
hankypanky

I suppose a clash between Harvey and Mr Met is inevitable. I hope it doesn't become violent.

anymos
anymos

With those big fat fingers, won't all his tweets look like 'rtddgghuyr edvgjjvbddf'?

Eddie McAniff
Eddie McAniff

All I can say is WOW!!! this just keeps getting worse  and worse everyday....

nyijkm
nyijkm

I just hope this doesn't take away from the lore that is Mr. Met. Since the 60s he has been voiceless and that adds to the intrigue of all mascots. They are like mimes because they make people imagine or visualize what they're conveying. As long as the Mets don't overdo it with this twitter account, it can work. Here's hoping they don't ruin the greatest mascot in American sports and probably the world.

AJF
AJF

just for the record, we checked with the Mets front office yesterday and they have nothing to do with MrMet - get MLB confirmations here

Patrick Boegel
Patrick Boegel

Metsblog taking one larger step into the gutter.

cmetsfan
cmetsfan

It should just be various idiotic or uplifting selfys, with no commentary other than charity mentions, not necessarily spoken by the mascot character 

Brian Webster
Brian Webster

If Mr. Met says something that gets some heat the Mets can always use the new celebrity standard that his twitter account was hacked. Perhaps they could even pin it on the Phillie Phanatic!

hankypanky
hankypanky

No doubt about it. We found our first baseman. He could flip with Flores at ss also.

mikerolli
mikerolli

Let mr met play short stop his giant head will block any ball on the left side - and that will be huge plus for David wright at 3rd base lol

eric88
eric88

Big Name concerts, Mascots, T-shirt Fridays etc. Anything to deflect attention from the crap on the field.

Mr. SERCH
Mr. SERCH

Dude, you're the man of the house. Your kids are supposed to like whomever YOU like. Be a man and impose your will. 

Macacawitz
Macacawitz

Just what the Mets need, another guy with a big head trolling the twitter-verse.  

eric88
eric88

They out spend every other team in BB on promotions, 5 million + this year. Last year that was player payroll, this year performer payroll. That is why the overall on field payroll in 2014 will be 81.7 million as opposed to last years 87 million dollar player payroll.

Why all these concerts this year when "they should win 90 games".

Bob G
Bob G

This is what the Mets brass spend their time thinking about..not making the team better but some stupid promotion...the laughing stock that is the Mets just keeps getting more pathetic

metswest
metswest

How about a link to his twitter account?  That might be, well, useful given that this is an article that is focused on... the existence of a particular twitter account.

Chapter 7
Chapter 7

Flores starting at SS tomorrow. What are the chances they give him a week of starts at SS to see what's up? Probably play him tomorrow, then back to 2b.

JC
JC

just like any other famous persons twitter, I'm sure the tweets will not be written by the celebrity but by someone in the PR department.  I would be nice and refreshing in Matt was serious and the tweets will actually come from Mr. Met himself but I highly doubt this.

Connor O'Brien
Connor O'Brien

"Look out, the Mets have created a Mr. Met account on Twitter, and it’s being presented as the actual Mr. Met writing the tweets."


Is this implying that Mr. Met isn't a real person??

AJF
AJF

Got this from MLB twitter

Macacawitz
Macacawitz

@Victor Triguero  I always found comfort in the fact that I got the news of the John F. Kennedy assassination from Walter Cronkite.  If I'm going to have the worst kind of catastrophe described to me, I want good people doing it.  

Andrew Angus McDuff
Andrew Angus McDuff

@Bob G  It's not an "either/or" situation. The marketing department responsible for Mr. Met is not the same department handling player personnel. Calm down. Or don't calm down and continue to sound dumb. It's your choice, Bobby.

eric88
eric88

@Bob G  They do this to avoid spending on players. By doing this they actually look at us as id#$s

if you really think about it. It is insulting.

Chapter 7
Chapter 7

Doesn't need as much range. He can knock balls down with his big head. His arm remains in question.

Greg Baker
Greg Baker

@mikesml you started strong, then just took a big nose dive with that comment. 


shoulda stopped before "or".

hankincolo
hankincolo

@mikesml He's a racist and a homophobe? Not signing on to that theory, but his fat fingers and spelling? Yeah, that'll be interesting.