With a little photo augmentation, Mr. Met silently speaks for all New Yorkers at City Hall.
The stress is understandable.
This is easily one of the most blatant acts of a mascot going rogue, but how does it compare to other such incidences? The New York Mets appeared to be heating up with victories in four of five before Wednesday night's defeat where both the bats and arms struggled.
With 18 holes left in stroke-play qualifying on Monday, the Ducks sat T-13, 10 strokes out of one of the top eight spots needed to advance to match play and looking like they were on their way back to Eugene.
Major League Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred weighed in on the incident while talking on WFAN's Boomer and Carton show Thursday morning, saying, "It was unfortunate and I'm sure the Mets will be taking the appropriate corrective action".
Before that, the Mets had to delete a tweet they sent that showed a sex toy in the locker of a player, and Familia began the season with a 15-game suspension for a violation of the league's domestic violence policy. "We're trying to get better during the entire season and, at the end, I think we reach our full potential".
All the practice sessions with Homer went well inside an empty ballpark. Anderson defeated Arizona 6-1 last time out with one hit and three walks allowed while striking out eleven over seven frames.
The Mets are out with a statement of apology, with an assurance that the person inside the costume won't be playing the part of Mr. Met ever again. For a commercial back in 2005, the mascot pulled out a driver at his then-home, Shea Stadium, and blasted golf balls all over - and out of - the park. The Mets have a whole slew of issues, from sitting at a disappointing 23-28 to dealing with a problem who starts with an M and rhymes with Batt Harvey.