Hear Mike Francesa Slam Mets Sleepover

In case you missed it, you really must hear Mike Francesa’s take on the upcoming “sleepover” promotion at Citi Field on July 19th.

What the sleepover entails is hanging out on the outfield grass and watching on the big screen, the Mets play the Padres in San Diego. Not fuh nuthin’, but, watching those two teams play live is enough to put one to sleep, so the event is fitting. Oh, and the event lasts 15 hours — which will go by faster than a typical Mets-Padres game.

The $200 price tag does NOT include conjugal relations, but it DOES include breakfast, a pillow, AND a ticket to the last game of the season against the Astros.

As Francesca says, the team has enough trouble getting people to come to Citi Field to watch games in the flesh, and now they expect people to come out to watch a game on the scoreboard screen? It’s novel, if nothing else.

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  1. DaveSchneck June 18, 2014 at 1:53 pm
    Are the Mets paying each fan $200 or do they expect each fan to pay them $200? That works out to about $13.33 an hour…not sure I’m in even if they are paying us given the task of watching those two teams play.
  2. DanB June 18, 2014 at 5:45 pm
    I question the price however I have to endorse the thought. The opportunity to be in the outfield of a major league stadium is a great experience for a parent to share with their child. I have walked the outfields of several ball fields and to think about all the great players who stood where you are can be magical, even for a bitter fan like me. Sometimes even bad baseball can be great fun.
  3. Bat June 18, 2014 at 9:17 pm
    I thought the exact same thing DanB.

    I went to many games with my dad as a kid and would have been THRILLED to step foot on the field and moreover to sleep there!

    But the price is really steep. If a dad – or mom – brings two kids, that is $600!

    • DaveSchneck June 19, 2014 at 2:14 pm
      Like you I can relate to Dan’s sentiments. For a split second I thought my teenage daughters may have interest. But, in typical Met fashion, that obscene price tag turned a pleasant thought into an unpleasant one, and drove further the wedge between the billionnaire owners and the common man fan like myself. That price is not only disgusting but it is an insult. They should do this for $10/head and/or let planholders do it for free as a goodwill gesture to those loyal customers paying major leagure prices for a minor league product.
  4. Do the Geren! June 19, 2014 at 12:42 pm
    I would only do this if Fred Wilpon promised to lean out of the owner’s box at 2am, wearing his Sterling Mets/Dodgers jammies, screaming, “HEY YOU DAMN METS FANS! GET OFF MY LAWN!”