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‘Don’t touch his head:’ A day in the life of Mr. Met

Cross Island YMCA campers got an opportunity to get up close and personal with Mr. Met. While campers were at a baseball clinic with actual Mets players Josh Edgin and Eric Campbell, Mr. Met was the biggest celebrity around. For the next half-hour, he poses for pictures, dishes out "high fours" (Mr. Met only has four fingers on each hand) and gestures his way through questions shouted from every direction – "Are you the real Mr. Met?" and "Are you wearing a costume?" are two of the favorites. But mostly, he attempts to avoid starting a riot. Read more…