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I would say “Greg Prince at his best” but he’s always at his best.  Great read.

Well, the Mets’ classist plans backfired on two counts. For one, judging by physical as opposed to imagined attendance, nobody seems attracted to Citi Field by the promise of clubs, clubs and more clubs.

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Is this the supposed Mets Twitter account hacker?

The NY Times floated a theory that Mets Logogate could have been the work of a hacker! (I know, rolls eyes.)

Could THIS be the hacker? He sure looks like a hacker with his long hair and his shorts. And is that a laptop? And he does have access to the Mets twitter account.

Mets Police investigations is on the case, unless the Times beats us to the story.

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NY Times floats hacking theory over Mets logo change

Some really bizarre theories floated here…..

Alteration to Mets Logo on Twitter and Facebook Draws Attention – NYTimes.com.

 

…so I’m to believe some hacker went in and changed the twitter icon and Facebook icon but didn’t bother to tweet or post one rascally thing about losing, the lawsuit, or anything else a rascally hacker might post?  And this hacker did the prank back in November to no reaction and then again this weekend?

Also the version of the logo on NYTimes.com this morning at 7:36am does not appear to my eyes color-wise to be the one used on twitter (by the supposed hacker).

This is a screen shot I took

This is a screen shot I took

NYTimes.com version from 9/17  7:36am

NYTimes.com version from 9/17 7:36am

What’s scary is now that there is a more color-accurate version of the Citigroup logo it is more likely to circulate.

 

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Bud Selig to join GKR on SNY tonight

Hopefully they will ask all the questions the fans want to know and not the selective memory ones.

Major League Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig will appear as a guest in the SNY booth alongside Gary Cohen, Keith Hernandez, and Ron Darling in the 2nd inning of tonight’s Mets-Marlins matchup.

I won’t be able to watch. Let me know what happens.

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Personal completely made-up theory on what I think happened

The below is 100% speculation.

2006:  The Mets announce a deal with Citi to sponsor new building.

TBD:  someone somewhere mocks the Citi Building logo.  People mock up things all the time.  Maybe it gets considered, maybe it gets rejected.  Maybe it gets immediately rejected with a “are you crazy???”   Maybe someone emailed it to someone with a “how about this?”   Whatever the internal discussion, it gets saved on a computer somewhere labeled something like logo.jpg

Note that the colors are “off” on this logo.

Off-season 2008-09:  Citibank receives a government bailout.  Several articles are written about the sponsorship of Citi Field.  If the logo was ever considered at all it definitely does not go into circulation.

April 2009:  Citi Field opens with traditional logo.  You remember there were not a lot of “Mets things” in the park at first.

November 2013:  someone updates the Facebook page, innocently grabs a logo that has been in the system for years.  Doesn’t notice.  Mets Police does not notice, you do not notice, nobody notices.

 

 

I think it’s just an old mock file and an innocent mistake.

To me the story isn’t the use of the logo yesterday or in November, the story is how it came to exist in the first place and what the possible intentions were. (or why a mock would have an R not a TM).

I don’t think this was a “float” at all.  I think it’s just that a never-meant logo got out innocently.

I know a few folks are digging more, but that’s my working theory of what happened.

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