Sideline Chatter: What do you have to pay a mascot to get his jersey number?

Looks like 2021 is still suffering from a 2020 hangover. Which is as good of an explanation as any that newly acquired Mets pitcher Taijuan Walker had to pick a different jersey number — 99 — because his preferred No. 00 is the one worn by team mascot Mr. Met. ——— Headlines — At Fark.com: “Patrick Mahomes welcomes first child, Sterling Skye Mahomes, expected to play against Tom Brady in about 20 years.” — At TheOnion.com: “U.S. broadcast of pivotal Chelsea-Manchester United match to stream exclusively on Best Buy display TVs.” ——— Wait’ll next year Washington Football Team officials once again…

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