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Facebook and baseball? Ask the Mets boss

TECHNOLOGY is a blessing. It can provide up-to-the-minute real-time information about the world around you.

But what happens when you don’t want to believe what it tells you?

Take, for example, the Mets owner Fred Wilpon.

There he was, checking out the stock market and befriending every left-handed reliever he knew on Facebook, when a strange thing happened to him.

He was scrolling down his notifications when he saw this…


This came as a bit of a surprise to Fred. He didn’t think h
e was friends with Doc and he wasn’t entirely sure just what his Facebook wall was, how to use it, or even how to send him a message back.

“That’s ok,” he thought. “I’ll probably bump in to him near the pre-game buffet.”

And so his day went. Largely unspectacular and with little to note.

But then, things went back to being perculiar…

phone.jpgMissed text messages. Voicemails on his answerphone. Urgent faxes.

They all pointed him in the direction of the Ebbets Club – a restaurant inside the new Citi Field.

Let’s just say he was not amused with what he saw when he arrived…

Yeah, you could say the boss was surprised

But it’s OK, Fred. Things could have been so much worse. Just imagine what people could have wrote…


Or this…


Or maybe this…

wall4.jpgOr simply…

wall6.jpgLighten up, you boys in the back.
Having Doc sign our wall isn’t a terrible thing. It’ll be part of our
history and it will be some
thing that fans will come to see.

I’m already salivating at the thought of seeing messages from Carter, Seaver, Mookie, Strawberry, Piazza and Wright. Aren’t you?