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The New York Mets are working hard to maintain their reputation of goofing up.On Sunday, the team held a promotional giveaway for its fans, which featured a toy truck sponsored by W.B. Mason, the club's official office supplies company.This was all and well until fans began to realize that the truck featured a logo of the rival Philadelphia Phillies instead of the Mets. Doh!"At first I thought that maybe the trucks had different logos on them, but when I looked around, everyone else had a Mets logo on the door of the truck," said Mets fan Steven Mitzmacher, 28, who works in online marketing. "So I posted the picture on Twitter and Reddit to see how far it could go."As it turns out, the vendor in charge of making the trucks, Hit Promotional Products, admitted to being responsible for the gaffe."Unfortunately, this turned out to be a case of human error during the packaging stage of production, and we apologize that a few manufactured units of the incorrectly branded truck were placed in the wrong team packaging," the company said in a statement to ESPN.com. "We believe this is a very isolated issue that hadn't occurred in the past but will address to make sure mistakes like this don't occur in the future."And of course something like this happened had to happen to the Mets.Via ESPN
BEST OF MAXIM
Bartolo Colon will once again make a bid to win his 200th major league game tonight against the Phillies. While that might seem like the biggest news regarding the veteran right hander, there is another item hanging over Colon. The Mets and Sandy Alderson have not yet put him on waivers.
While Colon has been a great pitcher for the Mets this year, leading an otherwise very young...
It’s sounding like Chris Young’s days are numbered and that the Mets are getting ready to cut bait with him, perhaps as soon as this weekend.
One reporter, Mike Puma, also hears that Mets brass is expected to have a conversation soon on promoting Matt den Dekker, and as I wrote previously, when he comes, he will play regularly.
Keep it tuned to MMO while we follow this story…...
Not only is it becoming a craze, the entire Ice Bucket Challenge phenomenon is completely taking over pro sports. New York Mets pitcher Matt Harvey became the latest pro athlete to accept the “Ice Bucket Challenge” to help raise awareness for ALS. But unlike New England Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman, who took the challenge […] The post Matt Harvey becomes the latest...
David Wright insists he’s not injured and that he’s not hurting. Instead, he tells Daily News columnist John Harper that he is struggling mentally at the plate, and that he has forgotten what it feels like to be in a good hitting groove.
“I’ve made some mistakes this year, revamping some things with my swing that I probably shouldn’t mess with,” Wright said.
Washington Nationals manager Matt Williams said he was “pissed” at the media for thinking that he was going to send struggling left fielder Bryce Harper to play minor league ball.
The trouble is, Williams actually created the controversy. Watch this video of a ticked off Williams slamming reporters:
If you’re still wondering Why Kirk Nieuwenhuis got the call-up over Matt den Dekker after the team designated Bobby Abreu for assignment, read on…
GM Sandy Alderson told ESPN New York the decision partly was based on Nieuwenhuis being more accustomed to a reserve role, and that he had already performed pretty well during his last go with the Mets.
“It had a little bit to do...
Daisuke Matsuzaka threw off flat ground today and may pitch in a game as soon as next week, Mets manager Terry Collins says. The right-handed pitcher has been on the disabled list since July 26 with elbow inflammation.
Collins expects Matsuzaka to get a start somewhere in the minor leagues so he can stretch out his arm before returning to the Mets. He will return to the bullpen...
Last Night’s Quick Scores
Las Vegas 3, Sacramento 0
Binghamton 9, Richmond 6
Charleston 6, Savannah 2 – Game 1
Savannah 1, Charleston 0 – Game 2
Pulaski 6, Kingsport 5
Rafael Montero (6-3, 3.28) threw eight shutout innings, allowing only one hit, two walks and struck out 11 batters. In his last two starts he has not allowed a run in 14.2 innings, allowing...
Zack Wheeler was on his way to becoming toast Tuesday night when he suddenly rediscovered his love for the strike zone.
Somehow, the Mets right-hander not only survived, but stuck around for 6 ²/₃ innings — long enough for his beleaguered lineup to create a ruckus against the Nationals.
Though not pretty for Wheeler or the Mets, all that mattered was the 6-1 victory at Nationals...
The New York Mets (54-60) were defeated by the Washington Nationals (61-51) tonight at Nationals Park by a score of 7-1.
What you should know:
The Nationals got off to an early start in the bottom of the first inning, as they put up a three spot, thanks to a Jayson Werth RBI single and an Adam LaRoche two-run home run.
Washington would add on to their lead in the bottom of the sixth...
Sunday was W.B. Mason toy truck giveaway at Citi Field. And? Yeah, there's a Phillies logo on the door.Hey, Sandy Alderson probably got a really good deal on that. [Crossing Broad]Follow us on Twitter for exclusive stories, Subscribe by Email, or Return Home
Darryl Strawberry says that notorious urban legend about Kevin Mitchell is actually true. Doc Gooden in his 1999 book “Heat” wrote that his former New York Mets teammate Mitchell once decapitated his girlfriend’s cat during an argument. Mitchell has denied the accusation, saying in 2009 that Gooden made up that story. Now, Strawberry, who was […]
Here’s a few quick recaps of the Mets most recent series against the Washington Nationals.
Daniel Murphy – This man is playing like he wants a contract. What else can be said about 2014 for Murph? He trended upwards in a big way this series, batting .571 with a double, a triple, and 4 RBI’s. Murphy is now batting .305 on the season and is riding a serious hot streak in...
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