Before we over-analyze The 2009 Mets Promotional calendar - What in your opinion was the best promotion ever? Lee Mazzilli poster day? Strawberry Sunday? Blue Bat Day (early '80s)?
Mon. Apr. 13 Padres Opening Day Ticket and Lanyard
That's cool. It will pair nicely with my Shea closing day one.
Fri. Apr. 17 Brewers Keychain
Sat. Apr. 18 Brewers Johan Santana Drawstring Bag
Sun. Apr. 19 Brewers Magnetic Schedule Emblem
Sat. Apr. 25 Nationals Mr. Met Dash
Wed. May 6 Phillies Visor
Visors are lame. They don't look good on anyone. Give yours to a kid or a lady golfer.
Wed. May 13 Braves Senior Stroll
Fans 60 and over can participate in a leisurely stroll around the bases at Shea. Hopefully ESPN will not move this game to 5pm, people may miss the early dinner specials. Cheap shot, but you liked it.
Tue. May 26 Nationals Mets T-shirt SpongeTech First
SpongeTech google shows me Joomla - the dynamic portal engine and content management system. T-Shirts are next but hopefully the shirt isn't ruined by a Joomla logo.
Sat. May 30 Marlins Take HER out to the Ballgame Palmer's Cocoa Butter Formula First 25,000 fans
Hey honey, want to go to the Mets game? We can get free cocoa butter! No? Wait, why are you walking away from me...honey? But it's the Marlins!
Sun. May 31 Marlins Mr. Met Dash
Only 25,000? Nathan's and the Mets can't hook up everyone?
Tue. Jun. 23 Cardinals Promotion Budweiser
Cool a mystery Bud promotion. Free beer night I am sure!
Fri., Jun. 26 Yankees Cap Trade Chevrolet First 5,000 fans
Sat. Jun. 27 Yankees Cap Trade Chevrolet First 5,000 fans
Sun. Jun. 28 Yankees Cap Trade Chevrolet First 5,000 fans
Discussed this yesterday. Odd to do against the Yankees. Only 5,000?
Sat. Jul. 11 Reds Lunchbox Verizon First 25,000 fans
Sun. Jul. 12 Reds Gift Card Dunkin' Donuts First 25,000 fans and Mr. Met Dash
Unless of course ESPN decides to ruin your child's day.
Sat., Aug. 1 Diamondbacks Build-A-Bear Workshop® Day Build-A-Bear Workshop First 20,000 fans
That seems like a good promotion. 20,000 though, show up early.
Sun., Aug. 2 Diamondbacks Promotion Subway
Another mystery promotion. Can we have a sandwich?
Sat., Aug. 15 Giants Magnetic Picture Frame Verizon First 25,000 fans
Fri., Aug. 21 Phillies Sports Bag Geico First 25,000 fans
Sat., Aug. 22 Phillies Promotion Citi First 25,000 fans
A mystery Citi promotion. Maybe they will give back tax money to the first 25,000 fans?
Sun., Aug. 23 Phillies Citi Field Ballpark Replica Harrah's First 25,000 fans
That's a good one. Odd that there's three giveaways against the Phillies on a weekend. I would think those games would sell out on their own.
Mon., Aug. 24 Phillies Mr. Met Dash
Unless ESPN hates children.
Mets-Phillies in August. What do you think the odds of this game being moved to 8:05 are? I put it at 98%
Sun., Sep. 6 Cubs Frankie Rodriguez Bobblehead Gold's Horseradish First 25,000 fans + a Mr. Met Dash
You can forget about that Mets dash. New York vs Chicago on a Sunday. Unless both these teams are 35 games out you can count on an 8:05er. The good news is you'll be able to watch football all day.