Her school has these "spirit weeks" several times a year, each day featuring some different way to "show spirit".
She wore her King Tut hat (pictured) for "Wacky Hat Day". Some other days that have been celebrated during previous Spirit Weeks have been PJ Day (wear your pajamas to school), Wacky Socks Day, School Colors Day, etc.
As I watched my pre-teen walk down the sidewalk to school in her Egyptian headgear, her rolling backpack being pulled behind her, I couldn’t help but think, "Perhaps the Mets need some sort of ‘Spirit Week’ or ‘Spirit Day" themselves."
Yes, of course, the fans always show up in Mets colors. But maybe the players themselves should devote a day to some wackiness. Would THAT get them out of the doldrums, do you think??!!
***WACKY SOCKS DAY***
It has the added advantage of seeing a balk (if the opposing pitcher is wearing them) or as an aid for the umpire in distinguishing the bottom of the strike zone.
And last but not least,***WACKY HAT DAY***
Unlike the aforementioned spirit days, Hat Day could present problems with regard to the players’ performance, but we could address those on an individual basis, of course.
Oh, and if they so chose, opposing teams’ players and managers would be invited to participate in the day’s theme too.
I’m tired of playing with PhotoShop, you Mets guys.
Could you please start playing some great baseball again so that we bloggers could have something fun to blog about again??!!