Long time no blog.
I was thinking how much I enjoyed the 50th anniversary season and how much I will miss it when it is over. I can’t thank you enough for bringing Banner Day and that wordless moment we shared on the field was my favorite of the season.
But there’s one thing left to do before we all call it a season.
Let’s get Mettle the Mule out there this weekend!
Now I imagine the original Mettle isn’t around anymore, but death didn’t stop the Yankees from having “Babe Ruth” at the final game at Yankee Stadium II.
So get an actor out there.
To save y’all some work I did some googling and found Equine Advocates. As we saw very recently the Mets care about horses, so why not mules.
Since 1996, Equine Advocates has helped rescue thousands of horses from slaughter, abuse and neglect. At Equine Advocates Rescue & Sanctuary in Chatham, NY, we have rescued horses, ponies, donkeys and mules—and a few other animals too! On the sanctuary grounds, we have an Education Center where visitors of all ages attend seminars, workshops and symposiums on equine issues, care and natural horsemanship. All visitors get to meet our amazing equine residents.
Borrow a mule and bring some more attention to the cause. Interestingly enough, the mule I found for you is named…Babe.
Babe is a former work mule from western PA. She and her sister Belle were involved in an accident while pulling a plow and Belle was injured. Both were about to be sold at auction when Equine Advocates came to their rescue and purchased them. The sisters will never be separated. They spend their days with pasture-mates Hank the Tank, Henry and Marilyn in their section that we call “Comedy Central” here at the sanctuary.
Babe, and her sister, Belle, are proudly sponsored, in full, by this generous supporter from Port Washington, New York.
I’m not even saying you need to make a big deal of it. Just have the mule hanging out with a Mets blanket on it before the game. Those who get it will appreciate it to no end.
What’s the worst that happen? David Letterman fires off a few jokes? The beat reporters tweet some catty remarks? That stuff happens every day.
Bring back the mule and put a bow on this celebration.
See ya soon.