Don Draper, from the hit TV show Mad Men, is considered to be one of the greatest television characters of all-time. Well, last night he moved up a notch on my list.
Draper, has been known to hit the bottle and hit it hard. It doesn’t matter what time of day it is, he won’t think twice about having a liquid lunch and following that up with a midday nap. Who has it better than Don Draper? The man is getting paid a hefty salary, has an office overlooking NYC and does a minimal amount of work while he drinks the afternoon away. It doesn’t get much better than that.
In this week’s episode, after getting his BAC at an appropriate level to make irrational decisions, Draper has the sudden urge to head to Shea and catch a ball game. When his buddy Freddy arrives to head to the game, he is greeted with a rendition of “Meet the Mets” in true Don Draper form. It sounded very similar to what some fans sound like by the time the 7th inning sing along comes around with Mr. Met.
Let’s be honest, this sums up many of our experiences of going to games. To watch some of these Mets teams over the years, we have all found ourselves half in the bag at some point before stepping foot in the stadium. That’s about the only way to get through 9 innings of some of these games. And just like Draper, we all know someone who has pregamed to the level where they didn’t even make it to the game.
I put this up there as one of my favorite moments in the shows history. Let’s hope this isn’t the last time we get to see Don Draper talking about the Mets.