MLB Talk: What You Get When You Invest $20 Million in the New York Mets

Aaron JacobsContributor IIIDecember 21, 2011

photo courtesy of sadcityhartford.blogspot.com
photo courtesy of sadcityhartford.blogspot.com

What sports fan doesn't dream about having part ownership of a professional sports team? Well, the opportunity has arrived, and for just $20 million you can become a minority owner of the New York Mets.

Here is a list of some of the benefits that a minority owner of the Mets would receive, according to ESPN.com and The New York Times:

  • Access to Mr.Met. 
  • Owners workout day at Citi Field.
  • A free parking spot.
  • Throwing of the ceremonial first pitch.
  • A business card that reads "owner" of the New York Mets. 

That's right, you get all of that but no tickets.

Just so that we are all on the same page, a $20 million investment into one of the most underachieving franchises in the MLB doesn't even grant you a seat for one game.

I don't understand why anyone would want to make this investment, aside from the fact that you could earn your money back with some interest in six years. It baffles my mind though that someone would even think about making a $20 million investment and would not receive more benefits than those listed here.

The Mets couldn't throw in a jersey, some autographed memorabilia or even some tickets to watch the team that their partial owner just invested a small fortune in?