The highlight of this week’s episode of AMC’s “Mad Men,” at least for baseball fans, was when Don Draper sang a few uneven bars of “Meet the Mets,” the team’s time-honored theme song.
Don was in a drunken stupor when he tried to pay tribute to Tom Seaver and Donn Clendenon and Wayne Garrett and Jerry Grote, et al., because “Mad Men” has made it to 1969 — the year of the Miracle Mets — in the current season.
There’s an orange and blue Mets’ pennant tacked on the wall in Draper’s office. This leads one to believe the advertising executive had added clairvoyance to his many powers, because the Mets were 73-89 in 1968 and finished in ninth place.
Normally people do not tack up pennants on their office walls when the home team finishes 24 games out of first place the season before.
As noted, Don Draper was in a drunken stupor when he began to sing “Meet the Mets,” which got me to thinking this would be a great between-innings contest at the next $1 beer night at Cashman Field.