Right around this time last year, the New York Mets were in first place in the NL East. They were struggling, to be sure, but they were still in first with a “healthy lead”. And then MLB.com began selling this – a 2007 NY Mets NL East Championship T-Shirt. Now I don’t believe in jinxes or anything of the sort. But it did seem presumptuous at best.

But at least they were in first place.

MetsBlog.com has a link to a website belonging to Joe’s Sports, which is a sporting goods chain located in the Pacific Northwest. And they’re selling 2008 NL East Championship T-Shirts. For the Phillies.

Now I can’t blame the Phillies on this one. As far as I know, they’re not the ones promoting this. Joe’s doesn’t even have any stores east of Idaho. But as a Mets fan, it’s still kind of funny…

11 Responses to “At Least The Mets Were In First Place At The Time…”

  1. You mean that the Bills didn’t win a string of Super Bowls during the ’90s? No way.

  2. I’m going to get one of these t-shirts right away — before it’s too late!

  3. Wait, why do they only offer this shirt in women’s sizes?

  4. Coley, I don’t know. But it makes me giggle.

  5. “Wait, why do they only offer this shirt in women’s sizes?”

    If that’s the case, Billy Wagner better hurry up and order his! ;)

  6. they are just stocking up for the inevitable end-of-season donation to help children in Africa. you know the Mets probably have a huge refugee fanbase over there now based on their “success” last year – why not bring those kids in on the rivalry as well? you know, make it fair.

  7. This is obvious foreshadowing. Mets fans probably won’t find it so humorous when Philly actually passes them up again.

  8. John Harrington says:

    Ugh… too many posts about the Mets and Phillies. In case anyone was watching last night, a pitcher did throw a no-hitter, (even though he wasn’t pitching for the Mets, Phillies or Red Sox.)

  9. As long as he wasn’t pitching for the Yankees.

  10. John – sorry, let’s get back to Yankees / Red Sox, I haven’t had enough of that yet.

  11. Sarah Green says:

    Yeah, the no-hitter was great. But I never know what to say about them (unless, you know, I was actually there). “GOOD JOB, Z!” That’s some insightful commentary right there.

    Though I did fly into a rage last night watching MNF—the announcers were going on and on about how the Cowboys are the biggest franchise in America, and they’ve surpassed “even the Yankees.” The Cowboys were losing at the time, and the Yanks, of course, haven’t gotten through an ALDS in years and won’t make the playoffs this year. And how many Super Bowls have the Cowboys won in the Romo years? Bosh.

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