By John Ekdahl
The Mets wore “Los Mets” jerseys last night during Fiesta Latina Night at Citi Field. The public address annoucements were done in spanish by Veronica Contreras of Telemundo and Mariachi Bustamante performed before the game.
There seems to be two schools of thought on these types of promotions. Some view it as shameless pandering and others believe it to be smart marketing. I generally don’t mind these types of one-time uniform events, especially in baseball’s 162 game schedule. For an alternate jersey, the Mets looked pretty sharp. Usually when the Mets go with these jerseys, they simply add a small “Los” above the script. This time they decided to put “Los” in front of the Mets script, which had the odd visual effect of shrinking the script to one side of the jersey. They’re certainly better than the black jerseys, though.
Pittsburgh’s Heinz Field is getting a Caped Crusader makeover. The field will be used in the upcoming movie The Dark Knight Rises. Any Steelers fans (or should I say Gotham Rogues fans) who are interested in being an extra should check this out.
Ohio State wasn’t too pleased to see several freshmen football players wear “JT” wristbands to a news conference on Wednesday night to show their support to Jim Tressel. OSU was apparently worried the NCAA would drop the hammer on them because “the players had not run the wristbands by Ohio State’s NCAA compliance office”.
by Rick Pearson
Sometimes a guy has absolutely NO use for a wingman…
And here’s the full-size version.