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Trailblazing Mrs. Met Trying to Figure Out the Phones in New Gig

By Katie Honan | June 5, 2015 12:08pm | Updated on June 8, 2015 8:57am
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Is Mrs. Met wondering, "Is this all?"
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When she's not busy outlasting every star slugger and pitcher in Queens, Major League Baseball's first female mascot, Mrs. Met, is trying to figure out the phones at her job.

At least that's what her Twitter bio said until DNAinfo asked about her account on Wednesday.

The mascot, who was introduced to Mets fans first as a cartoon in the 1960s then later in costume form in the 1970s, started tweeting in September 2014.

Her posts usually focus on the team, her husband and her job organizing parties with Metropolitan Hospitality, which organizes non-game day events at Citi Field.

Mrs. Met took a job with the company in 2013 after years spent raising her family, according to Mets senior VP David Newman.

She was back in the work force now that her three children were grown, Newman told reporters in 2013. She also underwent a makeover.

But her job in the office was unclear. The bio on her Twitter page only said she's the proud mom and wife with a "passion for CitiField — working on my phone skills."

But a day after a reporter asked about her role at the company, the cheeky line about working the phones was removed and replaced with "event assistant."


The phones seemed like they would be easy for this trailblazer, who was first introduced to Mets fans as "Lady Met."

Has she ever wanted to break out on her own and away from her husband's big-headed shadow?

In her first tweet, she seems to struggle with her own identity.

Is Mrs. Met part of the "opt-out revolution," as described in a piece published in The New York Times Magazine in 2013: a stay-at-home mom who decided she'd like to get back to work?

We were curious to know more about how Mrs. Met balances her work life while also bearing many responsibilities in the family, and what it was like returning to work after years at home. 

But Mets spokesman declined all requests for an interview. 

"Our mascots aren’t able to do interviews and don't speak," he said.