Mr. Met is on the move.
Unbeknownst to the kids at the Cross Island YMCA and the majority of Bellerose, Queens, the Mets' mascot – all 6'10" of him (mostly head) – is being hustled up Hillside Avenue by one of his handlers. They stop about a block up, beneath the low-hanging branches of a tree, count to three, turn around and head back. Mr. Met gradually breaks into an elbows-out, high-stepping strut. It doesn't take long for him to be noticed.