A challenger has thrown his hat in the ring: Howard Megdal, writer for SNY.tv, MLBTradeRumors.com, New York Baseball Digest, and Poet Laureate of Amazin’ Avenue, will be holding a press conference on Monday, June 14 to announce his candidacy for the position of Mets’ General Manager. Here’s the full release:
MEGDAL TO ANNOUNCE DECISION ON RUN FOR GENERAL MANAGER
Megdal to make intentions clear at Marriott Marquis, ending swirling speculation a few floors below swirling restaurant
On Monday, June 14 at 11 AM, Howard Megdal, writer for SNY.tv, MLBTradeRumors.com, New York Baseball Digest, and Poet Laureate of Amazin’ Avenue, will reveal his decision concerning an electoral campaign to become the next General Manager of the New York Mets. Mr. Megdal will make a statement and take questions from the media.
The event will begin promptly at 11 AM on the fourth floor of the Marriott Marquis, 1535 Broadway (at 45th Street). At the conclusion of the event, lunch will not be served.
Megdal, 30, would be making his first-ever run for General Manager of the New York Mets. His career-to-date has included a wealth of relevant experience, however, including writing about the team for the New York Observer, authoring a definitive profile of Cowbellman, and finding several different rhyme schemes for the phrase “Big Pelf”.
Megdal also understands the fan perspective. He is also a Mets partial season ticket holder, attended David Cone’s 19 strikeout game on October 6, 1991, and served one day as a political prisoner over his love for the New York Mets during Phillies Hat Day at Beck Middle School in Cherry Hill, NJ.
WHAT: Announcement/Media Availability by Howard Megdal
WHEN: MONDAY, JUNE 14, 11 AM
WHERE: New York Marriott Marquis, Fourth Floor
I’m excited to see how this plays out. Howard has a lot of energy and I’m sure he has some great ideas and plans, but is his skin thick enough to withstand the withering criticism of the campaign trail? Only time will tell, but if he could successfully withstand the trials and tribulations that come with being a Mets fan deep in Phillies’ territory, I’m sure he’ll do just fine.