Section 518

Where we endeavor to stay positive about the 2011 Mets…

Flushing Frivolity – 1/1/10

Posted by JD on January 1, 2010

Happy New Year! It’s the dawn of a new year, a new season, and another year of rooting for the Mets. And another month of Flushing Frivolities.

I didn’t have enough time between Christmas and New Year’s to unearth new Frivolities and to be honest, I don’t have that much time today. My original plan was to go with an old standby: Mets born on this date! But, seeing as how the list includes exactly one player, Fernando Tatis (1975), that seemed like more of a cop-out than usual. So I went a-diggin’.

And boy am I glad that I did. Turns out today is something of a happy date in Mets’ history. On this date in 1979, Lourinda de Roulet became Chairman (Chairwoman) of the Board, replacing M. Donald Grant. While seems to think that Mrs. de Roulet will best be remembered for Mettle, the “straw-hat clad mule who she designated to be the club’s mascot,” I’d beg to differ. Through the benefit of hindsight, I’d argue that she’s best remembered for not being M. Donald Grant, the jackass that traded Tom Seaver and was generally responsible for dismantling the Amazing Mets of the late-’60s/early-’70’s.

Mrs. de Roulet may not deserve her own wing in the Mets Hall of Fame, but she definitely deserves a mention in the Flushing Frivolities.

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