Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Mike and Ike: A new Mets' promotional opportunity?

How big is Ike Davis these days? He's the talk of the town. Even a notorious Met-hater took in a game to see the phenom in person!

Squawker reader Uncle Mike, showed up at Citi Field Tuesday to check out the Mets' new first baseman. Can you believe that? There's something I would have loved to have witnessed in person!

Uncle Mike even claims he's Big Pelf's good luck charm:
I actually went. I actually got on the 7, rode out to Willets Point, and paid money to sit among Met fans to watch the Mets. An entertaining game, and for some reason I'm like steroids (or greenies) for Pelfrey. He's got a 0.64 ERA with me in the ballpark. Without me, he must be over 5.

Maybe it's the name Mike!

Speaking of which, Ed Leyro, Studious Metsimus blogger, and friend of the Squawkers, has an idea for a promotional giveway the next time Pelfrey pitches, and Ike Davis plays. Ed writes:
Everyone likes giveaways. Many people like candy. No one remembers Mike and Ike candy. Whenever Mike Pelfrey pitches and Ike Davis plays first, the Mets should give away Mike and Ike candy to the first 25,000 fans.

It wouldn't be a very expensive giveaway, so the team could still afford to buy excuses instead of free agents this coming offseason.....

Mike Pelfrey and Ike Davis. Mike and Ike candy. The Mets should jump all over this one like fans are jumping all over Gary Matthews Jr.
Even this Yankee fan thinks it's a great idea. Get to it, Mets management!

What do you think? Tell us about it!

1 comment:

Michael said...

If they give it out to the first 25,000 fans, at the rate the Mets' attendance is going they're going to have a few boxes left over. Somewhere, Reggie Jackson is laughing amidst his candy bars. (Don't worry, they keep for a long time.)

Davis is reminiscent of Mark Fidrych: When he pitched for the Tigers as a rookie in 1976, he doubled their attendance. Without him, they were a boring team still stuck in their post-Al Kaline/Denny McLain hangover. With him, they were an exciting bunch, complete with a still-thin Rusty Staub. Too bad Fidrych's career and life ended the way they did; hopefully, Davis will have much better luck.

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