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Mets demolish toolbox mascot 'Stanley'

Posted on: April 23, 2011 12:35 am

By Evan Brunell

Staring at a 5-13 start, COO Jeff Wilpon tried a gambit to get the Mets turned around as the New York Times reveals.

He ordered the demolition of Stanley, a rolling toolbox that had become the bullpen's mascot. Stanley held all the tools of the trade: candy, medical supplies, fingernail clippers, Krazy Glue and toys. The black-and-yellow toolbox had been used since spring training as a way to transport items to the bullpen, but instead, Stanley was the scapegoat for New York's brutal start to the season.

A toolbox as a mascot. OK.

Before Thursday's game, pitching coach Dan Warthen requested pieces of clothing or equipment from each player to place into the toolbox as a sacrifice. It was then wheeled into a back room and demolished with bats. Replacing Stanley as bullpen equipment transporter is now a pink backpack.

Hey, it may have worked: the Mets have won two straight since.

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Category: MLB
Tags: Mets, NL East

Since: Nov 12, 2009
Posted on: April 24, 2011 9:51 pm

Mets demolish toolbox mascot 'Stanley'

Kinda Ironic, since the Mets and most of their fans are tools

Since: Aug 4, 2009
Posted on: April 24, 2011 9:29 am

Mets demolish toolbox mascot 'Stanley'

Since: Feb 1, 2010
Posted on: April 23, 2011 9:20 am

Mets demolish toolbox mascot 'Stanley'

Can we say a wee bit superstitious? I suppose I'd be too if I choked as much as the Mets have over the last 5 years or so. Man.

Since: Feb 18, 2011
Posted on: April 23, 2011 12:47 am
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