Saturday, September 10, 2011

Mets Players Protest 8PM Sunday Start Time

In a surprising show of unity every Mets player (and God knows how many there are at this point with the expanded rosters) signed a letter they have sent off to the front offices of the Mets, Cubs, and to Commissioner Bud Selig.

Here are excerpts from that letter:

Dear Mr. Selig,

We the undersigned do hereby protest that our game of Sunday September 11th vs the Chicago Cubs has been assigned an 8:05pm starting time.

To a man we would all prefer to be home watching the Cowboy-Jets game that is scheduled for 8:20 that evening.  And further, if there's batting practice that day we players will have to miss most of the Giants-at-Redskins game which kicks off at 4:15.  This is intolerable.

Now we might feel differently if either team was in a race for a playoff spot.  But really, we all know that both teams are just playing out the string here.  We and the Cubs have been playing in front of crowds that number in the hundreds.

We also would like to respectfully point out that our President, Barack Obama, rescheduled an important speech to the nation just so that it wouldn't conflict (first with a Republican debate and then) with the start of the Saints-Packers game.   And no matter what the GOPers say - what's good enough for the US President is good enough for the NY Mets and Chicago Cubs.

We would be most happy to start our Sunday game at 1pm - or even earlier if you want to hold the big 9-11 ceremony before the game.  I'm sure we can call the handful of people with advanced tickets and tell them of the earlier start time.  I doubt any of them would mind because they too will be able to see more opening day football.  And, after all, that's what we all want in this country.



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