A day after creating a social-media hullabaloo by flipping the bird at fans, his primary public appearance came during the seventh-inning stretch, when he emerged in foul territory down the left-field line to participate in a T-shirt launch.
A New York Mets team employee will no longer be allowed to play the role of Mr. Met after flashing "the finger" at a fan during Wednesday night's game against the Milwaukee Brewers. So what did Mr. Met do? "I am the coward who got Mr. Met fired", the bio reads. They have gotten rid of the man that plays Mr. Met.
Mr. Met has been a part of the team since 1964, although he was phased out by the team in 1979 in favor of "Mettle the Mule", whose name was selected by a Mercerville woman, according to a 2010 New York Times story. Sure, I'm human. But I never did, because I recognized the responsibility attached to being Mr. Met.
"They're employees (of the Mets), so it's tough", Franklin said.
Mr. Met entertains the crowd between innings of a game between the Mets and the San Diego Padres at Citi Field on May 25, 2017. "I like to battle and get the right one".
DO DANCE LIKE NO ONE IS WATCHING: No one can see you, so lose all inhibitions and shake what your mama gave ya!
In 2013, Jazz Bear, the mascot for the Utah Jazz, had not one, but two alterations with the same fan.
The baseball-headed mascot was caught on video giving fans the middle finger and seemed to enjoy doing so with his permanently wide smile.
The Mets condemned the incident in a statement, saying it does "not condone" the mascot's behavior.
Many people wondered how it would be possible for Mr. Met to do such a thing considering he has four fingers. "We are dealing with this matter internally", the Mets said in a statement on the team website.
DON'T TAKE THE HEAD OF THE MASCOT OFF IN PUBLIC: The last thing you want to do is freak out a kid, whose image of a mascot might be shattered if he or she knows there's a real person in that costume.
The loveable mascot has been a fan favorite and has been around for over 50 years. NY is 9 1/2 games behind division-leading Washington and eight games back Arizona and Colorado, who are both 33-22, for the National League's two wild card spots.
Eric Thames hit his first homer in more than three weeks Wednesday, and Eric Sogard continued his transformation into a top-of-the-order threat by drawing three walks and scoring two runs as Milwaukee cruised to a 7-1 victory over the New York Mets at Citi Field.