When Life Gives You Ponzi Schemes, Make Ponzi-Ade

I have not written much about the Mets/Bernie Madoff cluster-hump on this site, or elsewhere, for a number of reasons. The biggest one is, I don’t know what to think about the whole mess. My feelings veer between terror and boredom, like it’s a movie about Zombie Accountants.

Also, I like to think I know a lot of stuff on a wide variety of subjects, but when it comes to finance, I’m lost without a map. (First clue of this fact: That I write way too much for for a site that actually costs me money to run.) I’m sure this affair will drag on for years, with many more revelations and finger pointing and lawsuits to come, so there will be no shortage of opportunities to pen something on the subject.

Plus, I am so sick of sordid items coming out about this team. If it’s not Ponzi schemes, it’s shirt-ripping front office guys or grampa-punching closers. When it comes to my favorite baseball team, it’d be nice to write about, you know, baseball.

metsmadoff.pngBut, if you are inclined to look at the lighter side of the biggest investment fraud in American history, and are also a Mets fan, you might want to consider purchasing one of the shirts pictured here. They can be found over at metsmadoff.blogspot.com, and are the perfect way to display both your support of and disgust with the team from Flushing.

I enjoy the shirts’ semi-distressed look, which in the makers’ words are supposed to evoke “that old Mets shirt you’ve had since the 80s and have washed several hundred times.” I also like the particular blue they’ve chosen, which reminds me of the kind used in the late 1990s unis. (Watch the first Subway Series game from 1997 on Mets Classics to get an idea of what I mean.)

I’ve been told the demand has been overwhelming for these shirts thus far, and that the creators already had to order a new batch. So get yours while you still can, or before some litigious team official takes notice. Sleeve tats optional.