Mets Hosting Cheap Trick, MercyMe

This is NOT a joke: the Mets will be hosting a concert series this summer featuring REO Speedwagon on June 15, Cheap Trick on July 20, and MercyMe on August 10.


Again, Cheap Trick followed by MercyMe. Did no one involved in the decision consider the names of these bands in regard to the current public perception of the organization?

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  1. hart March 3, 2012 at 11:05 pm
    Hope the Wilpon’s will take the hint when Cheap Trick belts out “Surrender”!!!
    • Joe Janish March 4, 2012 at 12:07 am

      Well done, Hart.

  2. Gary S. March 4, 2012 at 12:19 pm
    Fred will just pass out some 5 dollar bills
  3. Izzy March 4, 2012 at 7:43 pm
    Spring training and almost all of the baseball world is talking baseball. Not us. We get to talk about bad owners, bad concerts, anything but baseball. Ain’t we lucky to be Met fans!!!!!!!
    • DaveSchneck March 5, 2012 at 12:29 pm
      you neglected to mention Valley Fever.
  4. Corey Gorey March 4, 2012 at 11:31 pm
    I’ll miss the show (due to continental distance), but Cheap Trick is a classic booking. REO and the other one: that’s total AA doo-doo.
  5. Joe March 5, 2012 at 12:56 pm
    I happened upon a Downfall parody on the Mets on Youtube. It was from ’09, but well, it’s still mostly apt.

    A lot of easy potshots here. The optimists here (you know who) will say they knew about the implications but had a sense of humor about them.