Bowing to popular pressure and, I expect, the need to make offseason news of some kind, the Mets have backed down from their original insistence that Banner Day remain on May 26, despite ESPN moving the start of the game from 1:10 to 8:05, thus making it Banner Night. (To see the original story, click here.)
You can vote here for the updated date: I’d be in favor of May 11, personally, since I’d prefer it come sooner than later. But express your popular will, everyone! And keep in mind, the current date means my soon-to-be three-year-old daughter, along with many other children, simply can’t stay up late to both parade and enjoy the game itself.
As for why the Mets only seem able to make obvious PR choices after they make the wrong ones and endure about a week of backlash, well, that’s another question entirely. The good news is, that represents progress over simply making the wrong ones and then tuning out fans.
Now: how about an outfield?