HOW ABOUT A RAT-A-TAT-TAT RACE ?

Over at Metsblog, Matthew Cerone asks the question Should the Mets add a character race like the Brewers Sausage race or the National President Race?  Now to me, all these racing games at the ball park reek of the bush leagues but if the Mets were to have one at $iti Field why not use rats ?

First, this city is known for it’s rat population (4 legged and two legged) so finding rats to work cheap wouldn’t be a problem. There are also plenty of cats on 126th St who frequent the shop shops and sometimes meander over to the ball park so you could have a cat chasing the rats just to speed up the festivities.

Have one rat per boro.

The Manhattan Rat could have on a Brooks Brothers suit to represent Wall St

The Brooklyn Rat could be a hipster type who has just discovered Williamsburg and Greenpernt (also known as GreenPOINT)

The Queens Rat could be Hiram Monserate

The Bronx Rat could be decked out in a Highlander uni

And last but not lease the Staten Island Rat would have tons of hair gel and a humongous crucifix around his neck .

I’m sure Shelly Silver could find a way to have para-mutual betting on these contests.

5 days until pitchers and catchers

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  1. Hm, interesting idea. Or, how about famous gangsters? Oh, I guess that falls under the two legged rat variety.

  2. Krane- that’s really funny. A good laugh on a cold day (even in St Pete). We can have the Mets Front Office types, MLB Headquarters personnel, and various Player’s Agents run the maze. All of them are the biggest Rats of all.

  3. 1969 1969 1969 1969 1969 1969 1969 1969 1969

    I’m running out of patience seeing my beloved Mets being the butt of sooooo many jokes. Time to start respecting ourselves.

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  4. Good post. Nothing is worse than that ridiculous “Dancing with the Fans” they did in 2008 at Shea. What a disgrace. I agree that in between innings is a chance to explain the game to your kids, not have them “entertained” by bullshit, noisy nonsense.

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