The latest Mets controversy centers around the foul poles. Yup, the Mets have found a way to stir the pot with foul pole advertising. Who knew that was even possible?
The Citi Field foul poles have undergone a makeover pic.twitter.com/ALl7E9BhU2— SNY (@SNYtv) July 23, 2019
Before the start of this homestand, the Mets unveiled Chick-Fil-A advertisements that widen the foul poles to allow for vertical signage promoting the famed chicken fast food joint. In the world we live in today even a chicken sandwich has people standing on the fair and foul side of the pole. You see, Chick-Fil-A has Christian Founders and maintains strict Christian beliefs today. Because of this, Chick-Fil-A has been heavily thrown into the same-sex marriage conversation.
I'm not going to get into all of that because frankly, this is a baseball blog. What I will say is that it's less than ideal timing for the Mets to drop this signage with Pride Day on the horizon at Citi Field. At least if this were to have occurred before the season people could've eased their way into it. Now it just provides headlines for all the wrong reasons.