Great item from Big League Stew
So apparently the Mets have
had a little problem with trash blowing around the playing surface at
Citi Field. Monday's night's game with the Nationals had to be stopped
for a cleanup by the grounds crew and last weekend's visit from the
Giants featured similar problems.
But get this: The Mets also
have no plans to curb the problem because trash on the field
actually equals a big fat win in their world. Or at least that's what a
Mets executive implies with a quote that's certain to be in the running
for Big League Stew honors at season's end.
the New York Times:
Howard, the Mets' executive vice president for business operations,
said the team had no plans to add more trash cans or extra workers to
the 18-member crew to deal with the litter.
"It's sort of good now
that there is debris to be blown out there," Howard said. "It shows
people are spending some money and buying food and drink and enjoying
Congratulations, ladies and gentlemen.
You've just heard the greatest attempt at spin to ever come out of the
Mets office. Needless to say, that's really saying something.
in other news, it's sort of good that Howard said this. It shows that
wire photo services can stay in business by supplying file pictures of
Mets stars and trash dumps to baseball bloggers who are also drawing a
salary while repurposing them for increased Internet traffic. It's a
beautiful thing, really.