October 27, 2015

Everyone knows the Mets have been cheap the last few seasons, but the story below takes the cake:

New York Mets 1986 World Series Ring

Jay Horwitz, the long time New York Mets Vice President of Public Relations and Mets third base coach Tim Teufel, the second baseman on the 1986 World Series winning team, are the select group among the club’s traveling party to own a 1986 Mets World Series ring.

Apparently, Jay hasn’t been able to wear his World Series ring recently.

I just learned that Horwitz’s 1986 World Series ring is showcased in the Mets Hall of Fame, located at Citi Field.

Want to know why it’s on display there? It’s because the Mets needed a representative championship ring for their museum.

Horwitz stated that the World Series ring is not showcased because of anything special he did.

Reading between the lines, the Mets were possibly too cheap to order a new ring from the original maker of this championship ring – Balfour.

I’m sure Balfour would accommodate the Mets and produce a shiny new World Series ring for the museum. These requests are made and accommodated all the time for normal functioning sports organizations.

I hope the Mets do the correct thing and someday soon return to Horwitz his original 1986 Mets World Series ring.

Please remember as always, I buy championship rings, so please let me know if you would like to discuss selling your ring to me.

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