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Mr. Met Voted Best Mascot in Major League Baseball

"Maybe the appeal is that he’s like everybody else," knuckleballer R.A. Dickey said of Mr. Met's coronation, which is based on the Celebrity DBI index. "He walks around just like they do.” Only Mr. Met has a giant baseball for a head. If nothing else, this recognition should mark the Mets' transition from inept and financially precarious losers to just lovable losers, a status that definitely sells more tickets.

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Photo: Justin Sullivan/2007 Getty Images