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Mrs. Met to appear at All-Star Game
Mrs. Met has been busy in the two weeks since she made her Citi Field debut, first schmoozing with journalists at an event to showcase All-Star Game dining options, then showing up on the field with Mr. Met July 3. But things will get really hectic next week, culminating with an expected appearance at Tuesday’s All-Star Game.
Mrs. Met existed as a cartoon character in the 1960s and appeared on the field at Shea Stadium in the mid-to-late 1970s. Mets senior VP David Newman said she had been working as an event planner and was ready to return to full-time work now that her children are grown.
Her primary duties will be making appearances (in business attire) for Metropolitan Hospitality, which produces non-game-day events at Citi Field, but she also will put on a baseball uniform and join Mr. Met at select games.
How does she feel about all this? Said Newman: “She’s speechless.’’