It has come to this with the Mets. The only reason to watch them is the commercial being played virtually every other inning on the local channel SNY in New York.
Of course, it’s also on Youtube (above) and all over the web.
But for all the dreadful events happening with the Mets, there is the consolation that when the inning ends there could be a visit from four weary monsters heading home for a well-earned weekend.
But work never ends for these four harried guys (what, no female monsters?)
They grumble about working conditions, particularly the werewolf who needs to howl on the weekend. (“A bit of me time.”)
I have seen that guy on the Port Washington line. Same whiskers. Same suit. Same weary grimace.
The Mets are not nearly as entertaining. They’re hurt or old or both, except for Michael Conforto (who is starting to go for that high pitch again) and Weepin’ Wilmer Flores, who in the eyes of the Faithful can do no wrong, even when he does.
Jacob DeGrom, a good athlete and seemingly a nice guy, is inconsistent.
But at least there is the commercial, by a group called Something Different.
Impervious to advertising, I couldn’t remember the product being hawked. Turns out, it is Spectrum. Okay.
Here is some stuff on the web about the commercial:
Somebody writing about the commercial mistook a commuter train (which are hideous enough) for the subway.
Most of the time, the commercial is shortened to a 30-second version, which downplays the werewolf and obliterates the last line (“He’s not waking up.”)
The good news? All four of these guys apparently will be back in three followup commercials. That is nice.
I’m watching Harvey, Reyes, Granderson and Cabrera all deteriorating in front of my eyes, but at least I can look forward to the four commuters. It gives me hope.
6/5/2017 11:11:02 am
Ok. Now we've hit rock bottom! Early June and it's a riff on TV commercials. Sadly, I agree with you. The Mets offer no redeeming qualities at this time. The salt in the wound is I have breakfast every Wednesday morning with three Yankee fans. Thanks, George. As they sing the praises of their young Bronx Bombers, I have the best retort in lauding Spectrum commercials. They shouldn't have fired the poor schmuck in the Mr. Met costume. They should have given him a bobble head day with that gesture symbolizing the season.
6/6/2017 11:13:44 am
Oy. It is one thing when you know going into the season that your team is lousy. You set your expectations and root for the glimmers of hope. it is quite another to see a good team disintegrate. Where are those seven potential starters who belong in any team's top three? Why so many injuries, every year? Why are all the .280 hitters hitting .240? I have quibbles about how the team is constructed (those HR hitters won't drive anyone in if no one gets on base) but on paper this should be a good team. Instead, it is a year of misery for the ages with a team that has had many of them.
6/6/2017 12:32:45 pm
At the risk of getting grief from cognescenti, I found something as boring to watch as the Mets. Finding no game last night, I turned to TCM and found an iconic movie I had never seen, Roman Holiday. If Audrey Hepburn and Gregory Pack can be boring, I guess even the Mets' young stars can have off days. Hepburn gets a little better after the scene in which she gets her hair cut. Do you think deGrom should see it.......?
6/6/2017 03:43:24 pm
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6/6/2017 10:02:02 pm
DeGrom: Oh sweet Jesus, no! 8 earned runs in four innings!
6/6/2017 10:49:50 pm
Did you see the sad look on his face?
6/7/2017 02:06:40 am
6/7/2017 07:14:16 am
It seems that the Yankees are catching what the Mets have minus the injuries. They are on a short losing streak and are down to a 1 game lead.
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