Mr. Met, the mascot of baseball’s New York Mets, joined Twitter Monday. But instead of it being a happy, proud moment, the occasion allowed other MLB mascots to hit on Mr. Met’s “wife,” Mrs. Met.
Sluggerrr, the Kansas City Royals mascot, wondered why Mrs. Met hasn’t called him back.
— Sluggerrr (@Sluggerrr) March 10, 2014
“She purr-furs a real man,” Mr. Met responded.
— Mr. Met (@MrMet) March 10, 2014
Southpaw, The Chicago White Sox mascot, posted a photo of himself (itself?!) with Mrs. Met, calling Sluggerrr a “stalker.”
— White Sox Mascot (@Southpaw) March 11, 2014
Slider, the furry mascot of the Cleveland Indians, also jumped into the conversation, sharing an image from last year’s All-Star Game, which was held at the Mets’ stadium, Citi Field.
— Slider (@SliderTheMascot) March 11, 2014
But oh, Mrs. Met … San Francisco’s Lou Seal defended Sluggerrr, hinting at Mrs. Met’s flirtatious ways. “Your girl was talking to everyone in NY last summer,” Lou Seal wrote.
— Luigi Francisco Seal (@LouSeal01) March 12, 2014
Despite the attention, Mr. and Mrs. Met remain an item, enduring extra-marital mascot pressures and fears of another long Mets season.