from guest poster, Siroty
Maybe the Mets need an animal on the field to reverse their fortunes. It was the black cat that sparked the 1969 Mets to become a "real" franchise.
Well, if it worked once do it again. But we need to do it in reverse. Desparate times call for desperate measures. And we can't rely on Mets pitchers who can't get out of their own way right now . How about bringing in a white rabbit into the clubhouse. Or a puppy to calm their nerves. What about a guinea pig. Rally monkeys are taken, but a pretty fish is soothing to watch.
Right now anything can help. It could also be time to bring out the big bopper. How about the Mets Rat! Shea is so old that I'm sure some of the original rats have grown to immense size. Put 'em on a leash and watch the tide turn! Let 'em roam the third base dugouts and even make a random visitors clubhouse appearance and we'll see 2 1/2 game up grow into a playoff clincer in no time flat!