You know, there are certain franchises that just cannot keep from tripping over their own feet, week after week, season after season. But hard as they try, clown shows like the Redskins, Knicks and Marlins are always fighting for second place in the bonehead standings, always behind the one and only New York Mets.
This week in Mets Gonna Met: someone inside the organization accidentally sent out the credit card number of Mets GM Sandy Alderson to every member of the media on the Mets' mailing list.
The Mets immediately sent out a followup email asking media members to disregard that previous one. Yeah, fat chance of that happening:
just bought a shortstop who can hit, thanks sandy alderson!
— Erik Malinowski (@erikmal) May 16, 2014
Don't bother, already over credit limit. RT @NYPost_Mets: Mets accidentally sent out a group e-mail with Alderson's credit card info.
— Jeffrey Paternostro (@jeffpaternostro) May 16, 2014
.@erikmal Sandy Alderson desperately trying to convince American Express' fraud division that no, he never bought a Curtis Granderson.
— Jon Tayler (@JATayler) May 16, 2014
Big question: Why is Alderson's credit card number in an email at all? Does nobody in the Mets organization even care about Internet security? Is that how New York is paying for free agents these days? (Actually, it would make sense; they could earn a ton of airline miles on Bobby Bonilla's contract alone.)
According to ESPN, the unnamed Mets staffer was trying to get Broadway tickets for Alderson with the credit card. It's certainly not the first breach of financial security from Mets HQ; another staffer (we hope it's a different one, at least) once tweeted a photo of a check from the Mets' charity foundation account with the routing number clearly visible.
In unrelated news, the Citi Field press box now features massage chairs at every station, a Cristal dispenser, and a Kobe beef carving station for each game.
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