For a second consecutive season, Eric Simon over at Amazin’ Avenue is running a pledge drive in the hopes of making this season’s Mets games bearable to watch. Which is more than I can say for the Mets.
It’s a neat idea and all the money goes to Care, so I’m participating. Here are my pledges.
$2.00 for each David Wright strikeout (matching Eric).
$1 for each Carlos Beltran Double.
$1 for each Jose Reyes Triple.
$1 for each Ike Davis HR.
$0.50 for each Josh Thole Walk.
$4.50 for each Isringhausen Save.
$0.25 for each Hu on first - Chin-lung Hu, that is (hits+walks+HBP as well as if he plays the position or pinch runs).
$10 for each Nick Evans call up. $1 extra for each game played (on the Mets).
$5 if Terry Collins is survives the season as Manager.
$20 if Donald Trump is NOT a part owner of the Mets before the end of the year (let us hope).
$30 if K-Rod fails to vest.
$44 if Jason Bay’s contract is off the team before the end of the season.
$8 if the Phillies don’t make the playoffs.
$20 if Jeff Francoeur doesn’t play a single game for the Mets this year.
$100 for a Mets no-hitter. $200 if RA Dickey pitches it.
And if the Mets make the playoffs, I’ll double my total contribution for the year.
If you’re interested, go ahead and pledge. You don’t have to be a Mets fan or a member of the site. Or a recovering gambling addict, but it all helps.