Fifty years for the Mets? Guess their tenure is the only thing golden about them. Still, this is kind of neat:
April 2012 will mark the 50th anniversary of the New York Mets, one of the most popular and culturally significant baseball franchises.
On Thursday through Sunday, April 26-28, 2012, Hofstra University will host a conference to consider all aspects of the history and culture of the team. This will be the first multidisciplinary conference to consider every aspect of a Major League Baseball franchise.
There will be presentations about “the Origins of the Mets; The Roots, Myths and Evolution of Mets Fandom; Defining Individuals in Mets History; Mets Icons, Symbols and Mascots,” and about a zillion others.
Sadly, according to the website, the submission deadline has passed. Which just means that I’ll need to find another outlet for my multimedia presentation “Kevin McReynolds: God, he was annoying, right?” It’s rigorous scholarship, I assure you.
(Thanks to Melissa D. for the heads up)