The Mets Police Guide to 2009 Mets Giveaways

Mets PoliceSenior Analyst IMarch 14, 2009

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     
Unless ESPN hates children.  

Sat. Jun. 20 Rays Cap Nathan's First 25,000 fans  
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.