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