Darren Meenan, from the7Line.com called in to WFAN Sports Radio this morning to explain how he was ejected from last night’s Mets/Braves game by the Mets because his ‘Don’t Trade Reyes’ sign mentioned his website.
According to Meenan, the team had no problem with his sign on Friday night, when he and other fans gathered on the Shea Bridge at Citi Field to chant, ‘Don’t Trade Reyes,’ which you can watch here.
Meenan wrote this on his website’s blog:
“I was told by a security guard that I can’t hold up the sign when the game is in play. I agreed. That makes complete sense. After he got a hit I put up the sign again and a supervisor then came down to tell me that I can’t have the sign up because it has a website address on it. Ok… again, makes complete sense. I am getting free advertisement LIVE on national television. Makes sense. I decided to leave the section on my own and walk back to my original spot. I agreed that I wouldn’t show the sign anymore. They didn’t kick me out right off the bat. I folded up my sign and while walking out (while fans booed of course.. they wanted me there) and people around asked how to contact me, I gave out about 10 business cards and that is what set off security even more. That is now soliciting I guess. The guard asked to see my ticket. I did in fact have one for that section. He then confiscated the ticket and asked me to leave on my own or leave in cuffs. I asked on what charge and he said, ‘Now you are trespassing, you don’t have a ticket.’ Real classy. I’ve never been kicked out of any stadium before. At first I was pissed but in the end… it was worth it. Thanks guys! Media frenzy!”
Kind of weak by the New York Mets if you ask me. Considering they’re more desperate for fans then that random drunk dude is at 3am, chasing fat chicks around trying to get laid.
Check out some of Darren’s tees, he does great work on his site making some hilarious Mets based shirts.
As for the Mets, if they trade their all-star shortstop Jose Reyes, they wont have to worry about fans coming to the stadium with signs like this because frankly, nobody will show up anyway. They thought the 18,000 fans coming in now is bad — just wait to see what happens if Reyes is gone.