In answer to the question posed in this post’s title, this seemingly innocuous desk calendar is a modern-day torture device for Mets fans. Whereas my page-a-day general baseball calendar (yes, I got two calendars this holiday season) sits on my desk at work, the Mets version sits at home in a dark corner of our “guest” bedroom. The former offers an occasional welcome respite from the work day. In which World Series was the first night game played? Oh, fun! A: 1971. Heck, I would’ve definitely gone with one of the earlier options. Interesting…
The Mets calendar instead shares wonderful nuggets like this:
I haven’t run through the whole calendar, but I’ve thumbed through it and these historical kicks in the nether regions are more than occasional. Meaning, I’ve got plenty more painful reminders of what it means to be a Mets fan on top of my season tickets that serve to illuminate said reality live and in technicolor.
So, mom, and whomever else might be listening and eventually contemplating gift ideas for holiday 2010, please refrain from the 2011 Mets calendar. My cup runneth over.
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