The Mets’ unofficial 2015 motto: “Take the damn thing”


Team marketing departments often come up with slogans or mottos. Stuff like “Refuse to lose!” or “Won’t be denied!”

Haha, I’m joking. Those were mottos used by my high school’s basketball team in two of their record 16 seasons in which they won the West Virginia state championship (go Flying Eagles! Woo!).

The point being, often times, mottos and slogans are kind of silly. With that, here’s the shirts being issued to Mets players this season:

No word on what “the damn thing” is. The NL East? The wild card? The money and run? The long way home?

Oh well, whatever motivates you.

UPDATE: Resident Mets fan D.J. informs me that “the damn thing” refers to this. So it could be just, like, any game. That’s a better basis than a lot of mottos, I suppose:

MLB sells share of BAMTech to Walt Disney Co. for $900M

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NEW YORK – Major League Baseball has sold its remaining share of a streaming service technology company to the Walt Disney Co. for $900 million.

The sale was disclosed Tuesday in Walt Disney Co.’s annual filing report through the SEC. MLB received the $900 million in exchange for the 15% stake it still had in a company called BAMTech, which originally started as MLB Advanced Media in 2000.

The technology helped MLB become a leader in sports streaming in the 2000s.

Walt Disney Co. has been buying chunks of BAMTech for the past five years and now owns 100% of the company. The National Hockey League sold its 10% share of BAMTech to Walt Disney Co. for a reported $350 million in 2021.