Marlon Bryd of the New York Mets is having a pretty good season. There was a 2-3 week time frame where he carried my fantasy team, but with the Mets out of the playoffs (again) they decided to give Bryd a shot at a Wrold Series by trading him and Jon Buck to the Pittsburgh Pirates. Sounds like a pretty good deal for Byrd! Well come to find the trade happened on the day that the Mets were giving out Marlon Bryd “Let it Fly” t-shirts (see picture below) to the first 30,000 fans to arrive at Citi Field.
This is not the only time the Mets have had a public relations nightmare this season. The Met’s were going to have a Native American Heritage Night in July, but ended up changing the date because the Atlanta Braves were in town and did not want to cause a negative reaction by media. The group the Mets were partnered with pulled out completely because the Mets changed the plans. (Read More)
The Mets are starting to turn into the Jets here, can’t do anything right.
Although this has nothing to do with the topic at hand, let’s enjoy a Larry “Chipper” Jones tribute because he was someone who always gave the Mets nightmares!
- Marlon Byrd traded on Marlon Byrd T-shirt night (washingtonpost.com)
- Pittsburgh Pirates acquire Marlon Byrd (isportsweb.com)
- HBT: Mets traded Marlon Byrd on Marlon Byrd t-shirt night (hardballtalk.nbcsports.com)
- Mets Beat Writers React To Marlon Byrd, John Buck Trade To Pirates (pittsburgh.cbslocal.com)