What comes to mind when you think of the Mets?
- Choke artists?
- September causalities?
- New York’s “other” baseball team?
While all of the above are technically correct, we’d like to add one more to the list: innovators.
Wait, we’re not kidding, hear us out.
The Mets’ brass implemented a new, radical strategy in an attempt to get top-notch hurler Francisco Rodriguez to the Big Apple to play in the Mets’ new stadium — Bankrupt Park. (Oops, we mean Citi Field.)
Mid-way through a meeting in Las Vegas between the Mets and K-Rod, someone in a cheap suit rolled out a special roulette wheel. The image key below should help decipher what the stakes were, and we’re still waiting for confirmation on whether or not K-Rod played along or not.
However, we did hear that Pete Rose offered his two cents: “Always bet on black.”
Here is the image key:
Frowny face: K-Rod goes elsewhere
Mets logo: K-Rod signs with the Mets
Spin Again: It means — duh! — spin again
Question mark: Spinners choice