From the Mets…
The New York Mets today announced they will host PEANUTS 60-Year Celebration at Citi Field this Saturday, October 3 when the Mets play the Houston Astros at 1:10 p.m.
The famous PEANUTS characters Snoopy and Charlie Brown will roam the ballpark with Mr. Met throughout the game. Snoopy will also throw out the first pitch and join Mr. Met for the Mr. Met Dash, where children run the bases after the game.
The first 25,000 fans in attendance will receive a PEANUTS Trick-or-Treat Bag in time for Halloween. Lucky fans will also be able to win copies of "It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown" DVD from Warner Home Video, and PEANUTS New Balance Sneakers for toddlers and infants.
Super. Wonderful. Anything to put fans in the stands.
But on a non-baseball note, PEANUTS has got to stop. This comic strip needs to get out of the newspaper every day. We get it, it’s a classic, but it’s maddeningly boring and bland. Do away with it, please.
Also, while you’re at it, please do away with…
- Beetle Bailey
- Rose is Rose
- Prince Valiant
- And the worst of the worst: Family Circus
But that’s just me.
(Yeah, the Mets are so bad they’ve driven to me blog about comic strips.)