(a local security expert describes “the biggest hot dog I ever ate”)

You’ve probably heard about this one already, but just in case you didn’t, thanks to Eric for passing the link along. And if Mr. Met would like to be similarly careless this weekend, thus avoiding the humiliation of letting the Brewers off the hook, maybe that’s worth considering. If John McCain can duck a challenge this week, why not the Mets?  From NJ.com’s Frank Della Femina :

Hours before the Phillies-Atlanta Braves’ game on Wednesday night, a film crew shot a commercial of the Phillie Phanatic shooting hot dogs heavily wrapped in white packaging and duct tape outside the ballpark’s first-base gate.
Everything went as planned … until someone inadvertently left three of the packaged hot dogs outside the ballpark.

Yes, the mysterious packages were hot dogs. According to the Philadelphia Phillies web site, the bomb squad handled it accordingly:

The Philadelphia Police’s bomb squad detonated the packages and sounded an “all clear” for fans to return to the park, Stiles said.

The Mets won a coin flip earlier today to determine who’d have home field advantage in the event of a one game playoff against Houston to determine the NL Wild Card.   There’s no truth to the rumor Drayton McLane called “heads you win, tails I lose”.