This Tuesday the Mets will have their Annual Christmas/Holiday Party. Scheduled to attend are current Mets David Wright, Jason Bay, Carlos Beltran, and Ike Davis.
With the Christmas season in full swing, it's difficult not to look back on Christmas' past. Who doesn't remember the Mets Christmas/Holiday party of 2005? Yes, that was the Year the Mets starting pitcher Kris Benson was slated to be Santa Claus, undoubtedly an honor. All focus switched to his Mrs. Claus, his (then) wife Anna (check out Willie Randolph's smile).
The less than conservatively attired Mrs. Benson portrayed a Mrs. Claus that was more fit for Penthouse than the conservative Wilpon party.
Not so strangely enough, Anna and her husband were traded to the Baltimore Orioles on January 22, 2006 for one John Maine and Jorge Julio.
Mets party's before or since have not garnered the attention of that fateful party in 2005.
Maybe David Wright will pop out of a Merry Christmas cake wearing nothing but a thong designed like the cover of a baseball, to get the attention of young female fans. Can't hurt, The Mets will need to do something to get fans to the stadium this year.
Sources: Baseball Reference , Adam Rubin, and Bellazon