There are thirty M.L.B. teams but only two good mascots: Mr. Met and the Phillie Phanatic. Mr. Met is credited with being the first live-action, costume-wearing mascot in baseball, having made his début in 1964, when the Mets moved into Shea Stadium and were not above engaging in a bit of carnival nonsense to win new fans. He makes perfect surreal sense: a humanoid with the head of a baseball.
Look who made a cameo appearance on The Daily Show last night
Dissing Mr. Met, @jasoncfry?
Have at him folks!
@MattDunnSNY: Mets Assistant Clubhouse Manager, the great Dave Berni, moving bags & Mr. Met out of Citi - destined for Port St. Lucie