Posted June 4, 2012 by DJ Enuff in Sports

‘Johnny Be Good’ inducted Mets HOF, Comedian Bill Mayer gets stake in Mets!

@SportsBata ..nuff said

The Mets game last night became way bigger than just a game! During the pre-game ceremonies, “Johnny Be Good” John Franco was inducted into the Mets HOF, and Comedian Bill Mayer announced he bought a small stake in the Mets! The Mets also entered into a virtual three-way tie for first in the NL East with the big win (over the Cardinals), last night!

“It means a lot to me, growing up in Brooklyn and rooting for the Mets as a kid, and always dreaming about one day playing for your favorite team,” Franco said. “To have the opportunity to play for your favorite team, and to be in your favorite team’s Hall of Fame with guys who were my heroes — the (Tom) Seavers and (Tug) McGraws, the Tommie Agees and Bud Harrelsons, to be on the wall with those guys, it means an awful lot to me.” – espn

#BrooklynFranco John Franco became the 26th member to be inducted into the Mets HOF, last night! He was honored with a pre-game ceremony before the Mets went on to beat the St. Louis Cardinals 6-1! Franco is one of #MLB greatest relievers of all-time; and was the Mets all-time saves leader (276) and games pitched (695)! He played 14 of his 21 years in the majors with the Mets, and retired the team captain! Franco talked about how he was born and raised in #Brooklyn and always dreamt of being a part of the team; read his quote above! Franco went on to compare this years (resurgent) Mets team with the 2000 team!

Bill Mayer with Mets COO Jeff Wilpon before the game

“I think it’s a great investment,” said Maher, sporting a Mets cap for his first trip to Citi Field.

“I had my money in Lehman Brothers in 2008, so this looked pretty good,” he quipped.

“I’m really happy that it turned out that this team is good this year — because nobody picked them to be good.”

“It’s a New York state of mind today.” – nypost

Comedian Bill Mayer made a ‘surprise’ announcement that he purchased a small stake in the NY Mets before last nights game! Mayer did not reveal how much stake he purchased, but was interested a few months ago; when the Wilpons announced they were 12 minority-ownership shares up for sale at $20 million each.