Not to take anything away from a successful Mets home opener that saw Jacob deGrom in dominant form, almong with Jeurys Familia collecting his 2nd save since the suspension of Jenrry Mejia, but Newsday’s Anthony Rieber reports billboards encouraging club ownership to, y’know, fuck off, are clearly visible from the 7 Train.
The billboards will be up until May 3. They were put up by Gary Palumbo, 39, of New London, New Hampshire, who raised $6,700 on the online donation site Kickstarter for the effort, according to an Associated Press report.
“They asked us to be patient through the Madoff issue and to let them go through their rebuilding process, and then they said when the time was ready, they were going to reinvest back into the team and get it ready for competitiveness,” Palumbo told the AP. “That was supposed to be last year, but with the [Matt] Harvey injury, that kind of set everything back. And so once we went into this offseason and they signed [Michael] Cuddyer and then did nothing else, that was really the tipping point for me. That demonstrated that the Wilpons are still not financially capable of doing what needs to be done for the long-term best of the team.”
Manager Terry Collins told the AP: “I think it’s a waste of time, but that’s just my own opinion. You want to spend $6,000? Go feed the homeless.”
As I’m sure Terry’s aware, you and a friend could purchase Citi Field’s 2 priciest tickets and attend somewhere in the range of six (6) whole Mets home games for roughly what Palumbo spent on these useless billboard. Perhaps the well-adjusted types that pay that sort of money to enrich Collins’ paymasters could also be feeding the homeless, but hey, that’s just my opinion.