Interesting facts you should know about the Mets:
- They're still paying Bobby Bonilla.
- They'll be mathematically eliminated from playoff contention in approximately 65 days.
- Their director of media relations is butt dialing everyone
This weekend, The Wall Street Journal (yes, THE Wall Street Journal) published an in-depth look at the butt dialing prowess of Mets director of media relations, 67-year-old Jay Horwitz.
Like most butt dials, the ones from Horwitz's phone are caused when it shifts in the pocket of his pants. It usually happens when he's walking or sitting. For whatever reason, he refuses to lock his BlackBerry.
As one of Major League Baseball's longest-tenured employees—he has been on the job since 1980—Horwitz also has a massive contacts list. He estimates there are more than 1,000 numbers stored in his phone. How this happens is a mystery to him, but more often than not, the people he butt-dials are the ones he rarely, if ever, intentionally calls.