Thursday, February 28, 2013

Done with Bernie Madoff, the Mets turn to Amway

Seriously, as long as the Mets are the Mehs, why should Hal Steinbrenner ever spend an extra dime on the Yankees?

Would Coke, without Pepsi, fear losing its secret formula? Would Marlboro, without Camel, worry about maintaining that fine tobacco flavor? Would the GOP, without Obama, be concerned about its commitment to truth?

Richard Sandomir of the Times reports today that Amway - the original Evil Empire -  has become a proud sponsor of the 2013 Amazin's.  You can't make this stuff up. Less than two years away from Bernie Madoff, the Dream Team has returned to Giza. Says Sandomir:

Hartwig (My note: An Amway bigwig) said that the company is not a pyramid scheme, as critics have charged. “It’s a very outdated and inaccurate perception,” she said. Rather, it is a multi-leveled marketing company that does its business legally.

She added that Amway settled a class-action lawsuit in 2010 — paying $56 million — but was not guilty of charges that, among other things, it misled distributors about their potential earnings. She said Amway settled rather than let the case drag on.

Hahaha. By all expectations, this should be the year the Yankees collapse and the Mehs retake NYC. Instead, fans in the box seats can get deals on cleaning products - and give people in the upper deck a chance to get in on the gravy! When the Mets score, everybody scores! It's win-win! As the late Paul Harvey would say, "Guh dey!" 

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