I’m not a Mets hater. As I mentioned before, I used to live in Woodside, Queens, just a couple 7 train stops from Shea. But there was a time in the 80s, when I was in junior high, and the Cards had a big rivalry with the Keith Hernandez-era Mets, when I was known to join the chant "Mets are Pond ****." I believe it was our Howard-Stern-Lite radio personality JC Corcoran who came up with this one, and I have to give him credit as it’s one of those chants that has stuck through the decades. I am sure we will see some Pond **** signs in Busch during this series. Obviously, the Mets are not pond **** – they have the best record in the NL. Besides, there are no ponds in Queens that I know of.
While searching for a photo of a vintage "Mets are Pond ****" t-shirt, I found an article on "art made from pond ****".
To describe the piece, the reporter wrote, "The dried ****, which looks a bit like a physical landscape map from
geography class, includes urban waste and snails that are woven into
the fabric of the material produced when the **** dried." Interesting, yes, but does it match the sofa?
(Note to MLB.com: can we relax the censoring of the word scuum during this playoff series?)