Thoughts, lists and other compulsive bits about baseball from comedian filmmaker television producer/Red Sox fan Paul Francis Sullivan....
feel free to call him “Sully.”
Saturday, April 09, 2011
Spiderman... Mets fan
I bet you didn't know Spiderman was a Mets fan. It makes sense. I think Peter Parker was from Queens and he had that unlucky Mets quality to his non superhero life.
In this clip from The Electric Company, he takes a break from crime fighting to catch a game at Shea. There he meets up with the super villain "The Wall", whose diabolical plot seems to be to create cheap home runs for the other team.
So Spiderman comes down to the field to help the Mets and is berated by Morgan Freeman.
Folks, that was the single greatest sentence ever written in the history of mankind.
You'd think the Mets would try to make a clearer link to Spiderman.
Maybe instead of constantly honoring the Brooklyn Dodgers, they could have a Spiderman day or have wall for kids to climb up.
If Spiderman were real, no doubt they could sign him. The Mets could pay him more than the Daily Bugle.
But they'd probably find a way to mess it up and they'd have to eat HIS salary too.
I wonder what "Gumbo" Grace Ivy would be making today. (No doubt the "Tom" he is referring to on the mound is Mr. Seaver.)