Thirty years ago, the Mets suffered the worst season in the history of the franchise, winning only 63 games and losing 99. This marked the lowest point in a string of bad seasons beginning in 1977 and lasting until 1983. The year 1979 also marked the beginning and end of Mettle the Mule as the Mets' mascot. Named by a fan in a 'Name the Mascot' contest, the mule was often used to pull Bebe DeRoulet (daughter of Mets' President Lorinda DeRoulet) in a chariot around the park. Most fans hated the mule, but others saw it as a fitting mascot for the team, as it left less of a mess on the field.
Should the Mets leadership decide another mascot change is necessary, I have a couple of suggestions for them.
Ivey: Ivey is a charming medical device that will be used to infuse the Mets and their fans with good cheer!
Funny Bone Frank: The lovable character from the classic Operation game can now endorse the accident-prone Mets!
Dr. Met: This campy little fella will tickle the funny bone of Mets fans everywhere. A play on Mr. Met, the whimsical caregiver will also be able perform necessary operations during the seventh inning stretch.
A Yankees Fan Tribute to the 2009 Mets