Wayne Hagin seemed like a nice enough guy and there’s really nothing wrong with his announcing but his mid-west twang (do mid-westerners even have twangs? Well you get the point) never seemed to fit in the big city.
Won’t be sorry to see him go but Jim Duquette, who’s allegedly in the running, seems like another odd choice.
Personally I’d like to see Eddie Coleman get the gig. He’s the perfect choice and a great guy.
Meanwhile along with Hagin the Mets Rookie level Port St. Lucie is also history.
I guess they still have another rookie team and most organizations only have 1 so there’s a valid argument that 2 is overkill but it sure does come at a bad time for PR reasons.
This is a cost cutting move and there are no 2 ways about it so the Mets are either losing so much money they straight up can’t afford this team or it was a poor business decision to have 2 rookie teams in the first place.
And whats up with the lame perks the Mets are offering minority owners. OK a luxury box is nice, and 1 parking spot is good but then are you expected to pay for a second vehicle?
Batting practice with other minority owners on a “non-game” day is no big deal at all. In fact I believe they hold these events for big sponsors anyway.
But the best of all is the business card with your name and “owner” embossed on it. WOW a business card?!?
I could go to Staples and get business cards that says anything I want in less than a day.
Ahhh the Mets - gotta love ‘em!