Mookie mingles

Hello, Mookie Wilson.

The famous New York Met from the 1986 World Championship squad would sign autographs from 7 to 8 p.m., Syracuse Mets general manager Jason Smorol announced as Mookie delivered one of the two ceremonial first pitches before game time of 6:40 p.m.

I went up to the concourse from our tabletop seats at, oh, 7:03 p.m., and noted the long line of fans snaking toward the left-field corner.

No, thank you, don’t need a scribble and howdy-do that badly.

I strode forward with my iPhone 8 in hand.

Stealth photo time.

Nobody seemed to mind.

I made sure not to bother the woman out of the photo to the left, who had waited for her moment with Mookie.

Mookie for the pitch.

9 thoughts on “Mookie mingles

  1. Getting a glimpse of Mookie was a pretty amazing thing, but I’m also interested in the Mets mascot. I’m funny like that, though–I’ve been a fan of mascots even before I understood baseball.


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