Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Mets Forced To Re-Name Mr. Mets Landing After Controversy

It seems that even when the Mets have a good idea it still finds a way to go horribly wrong.  Last week the Mets announced that they were reserving two sections of the 300 level to serve as a special low cost section called Mr. Mets landing.  The move was initially praised as a way to make a trip to the ballpark more affordable for families but the good vibes would not last long.

Late last week, BJ's Wholesale Club signed on to sponsor the section.  In an effort to incorporate the sponsor into the promotion the Mets came up with Mr. Mets BJ Club.  The following promotion went up on the Mets website:

Needless to say the phones at Citi Field began to ring off the hook.  Half of the calls were from angry parents while the other half were from men desperate to get tickets in the new section.

After realizing the double-entendre, the Mets quickly changed the name to what is currently showing on Mets.com.  The world famous BJ's girls were removed from the image and the section was renamed yet again.  It is now BJ's clubhouse.

According to sources in the Mets ticket office, the phones have stopped ringing...completely.

All articles featured on The Apple are fictitious. No Mets were harmed in the writing of this story. Story idea ripped off from Pete McNally's comment on Metspolice.com. Follow me on Twitter @readtheapple

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