If you watched more than 15 seconds of last night's first half finale of the Colorado Rockies and the New York Mets, I'm sure you were "treated" to the sight of the man I will refer to as "Sign Guy."
In fact, Sign Guy was so prominent he was featured on the SportsCenter highlights almost as much as the Mets. (Watch video here.)
I'll give him credit for one thing: the term "Pelfreyized." Nice work, Sign Guy.
Other than that, this man is annoying and ESPN couldn't get enough. This is not an official tally, but it seemed that ESPN showed Sign Guy at least 23,436,732 times during last night's broadcast. They went on to show him another three times on the highlight reel.
Why? This isn't even the good Sign Guy. The better man sits out in right field, in the corner seat of the loge or mezzanine (memory escapes me) in fair territory. Every game I go to, he's there with his boonie hat and bevy of correctly spelled signs. Good Sign Guy doesn't use the word "ITZ" (without an apostrophe, mind you), Bad Sign Guy does. Good Sign Guy has old, weathered signs that probably have seen as many bad games as good, as this guy is a warrior of Shea. Bad Sign Guy has bright, shiny new signs that look like he's just hopped on the bandwagon.
So boo to you, Bad Sign Guy. There must be more love for Good Sign Guy, manning his seat out in right field, as always. You're the true hero here.
Oh, and if you're wondering the other two infuriating people on my list: Those two bald guys that walk around in bright orange suits and blue ties that think they're so awesome. No one likes you two, just go away.