A co-worker mentioned Homer the other day (it was in the Mets calendar) and then Mike sent this in to [email protected] so to break up the serious tone of things, let’s enjoy this from Mike.

Homer, the original Mets mascot, at his perch in the Polo Grounds. At that time, Mr. Met only existed as a cartoon drawing in scorecards, programs and yearbooks.

Homer was trained by Rudd Weatherwax, who also trained Lassie. Casey Stengel hated him and refused to let him sit in the dugout.

Homer was supposed to celebrate a Mets home run by running the bases at the Polo Grounds.

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