200 Miles From the Citi

December 24, 2010 10:15 AM

Happy Holidays From The Mets and Jets


I wish you the Merriest of Christmases and the Happiest of Holidays.

But why do you want to hear it from me when you can hear it from the Mets and Jets themselves?

Especially when it gives us a chance to highlight another shortcoming by the baseball franchise in this equation.

First, check out the e-greetings from both teams:

Click here for the Mets, and click here for the Jets.

I saw the Mets one first - the music is decent, but it wasn't until after I had seen it a second and third time that I realized Mr. Met was transporting the Christmas light bulb all the way to Citi Field to light it up for the season.

So I found that plot lacking.

It wasn't until after I watched the Jets one that I realized how much it was lacking.

Mixing the animation with video?  Greetings from players and coaches?  Now that's how it's done.  Even the bosses showed up.  Very cool.

Now, it's quite possible that the Mets bosses made a conscious decision not to appear in the holiday video, considering their last foray into the medium.

But they lose points to the Jets in my eyes for quality of holiday video.  It's these little things that constitute a quality franchise.  And the Mets have some way to go in that area.

Of course, they could always just point to this if they wanted to mount a defense.

Merry Christmas.

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