Mr. Met Has a Cold

SAN FRANCISCO - JULY 10: The New York Mets mascot, "Mr. Met" arrives to the 78th Major League Baseball All-Star Game at AT&T Park on July 10, 2007 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)Photo: Justin Sullivan/2007 Getty Images

The Mets maintain a ‘no comment’ position about Mr. Met, apparently to maintain an aura about his life. They refused last week to discuss the precise size of his head or what it is made of; how many people have played him; or details of his endorsement work. A spokesman for Mr. Met declined to comment other than to say, ‘Mr. Met never speaks.’”— The Times pulls off a write-around profile of the elusive celebrity.