New York Mets trade Marlon Byrd on Marlon Byrd T-shirt night
The New York Mets traded Marlon Byrd to the Pittsburgh Pirates on Tuesday, but all the stars are aligned for the team to give the outfielder a perfect send-off if they so choose. On Tuesday night at Citi Field, the Mets were planning to hold their “Let it Fly” promotion, which involved giving away Marlon Byrd-themed T-shirts.
Byrd has been one of the lone bright spots for the 58-71 Mets this season. He is hitting .285 with 21 homers and 71 RBI and is having one of the best seasons of his career at age 35. The Mets received prospects in exchange for Byrd and the Pirates got a right-handed bat that could be of use down the stretch, so the deal made sense for both sides.
But back to the shirts. What do the Mets do now? People usually love free stuff no matter what it says on it, but the team might be better off shipping the shirts to a third-world country at this point. No need to add insult to injury.
H/T Eye on Baseball