As a little kid growing up as a Mets fan in El Paso, I had a pennant hanging on my wall of Mr. Met and family. His baseball head was an iconic early mascot in the 1960s and 70s and like many kids, I always smiled whenever Mr. Met was on the field at Shea Stadium during a baseball game.

According to Associated Press writer Ronald Blum, the Mets fired the person who was in the mascot costume last night. However, the team employs more than one individual to wear the suit, so Mr. Met should be back at Citi Field for today's game against the Brewers. How much heckling he receives from the home crowd is a different story.