As the year draws to a close, it’s time to look back. This was the year in which we were graced with not the infamous buttfumble, but the buttdial. We were treated to funny tweets and the travels of Mini Jay.
When we rang in 2013, Mets public relations man Jay Horwitz was on Twitter, but not active. When we ring in 2014, we’ll be greeted I’m sure with a funny 140-character quip by Jay.
Horwitz made sure to let us know LaTroy Hawkin’s cows were also happy he reached 100 saves.
And when he tweeted Matt Harvey was skipping a game to see the New York Rangers play Game 4 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals, the outcry followed. He was just joking.
MLB Fan Cave’s Travis Miller posted his 10 favorite Jay tweets, but that was all the way back in March. We’ve had nine months of consistent laughter since then.
I for one was pretty stoked about the 67-year-old parachuting into Citi Field for Opening Day.
Jeff won’t let me parachute because of my broken ankle. Concerned about my health. Will now come into field in a Metsmobile. Still honored.
— Jay Horwitz (@Jay_HorwitzPR) March 29, 2013
Remember when we almost had a triple header on our hands?
Because we only come to Colorado once, MLB has given the Mets and Rockies the go-ahead to play a triple header this week.11,4 and 8 times,
— Jay Horwitz (@Jay_HorwitzPR) April 15, 2013
Mets Twitter went crazy over that one, as well as most of baseball. Hearing Horwitz was joking was a tad of a downer.
His Photoshop skills are superb and he makes sure to use them.
There are behind the scenes tours, and then there are…How about Ethan getting a chance to bathe with the Royals? pic.twitter.com/dWCVuWbBiD
— Jay Horwitz (@Jay_HorwitzPR) November 6, 2013
The insider info we got on Horwitz this year was sometimes a little TMI.
To stay warm at Giants game todayDave Bernie and I are going dressed as Mr.& Mrs.Met. I am Mrs.Met cause I have nicer legs.
— Jay Horwitz (@Jay_HorwitzPR) November 24, 2013
There were also records broken.
Congrats to me. Just spilled my 100th soda of year in press box. Broke old mark of 99 set in 1983.
— Jay Horwitz (@Jay_HorwitzPR) September 9, 2013
Been there, Jay.
We were introduced to Mini Jay when the Mets held social media night with a special bobblehead for Horwitz, who has been with the team since 1980.
And to open your 2014, there’s great news from the Mini Me front: he’s engaged! Yup, the little guy got into the holiday engagement season spirit.
Great news Mets fans. Mini Me got engaged on Christmas Day. Her name is Bertha. Honeymoon will be in Paris. pic.twitter.com/CeCQV4oC1E
— Jay Horwitz (@Jay_HorwitzPR) December 26, 2013
Thanks for the great year, Jay. Here’s to a 2014 of dual travel outings and being a third wheel. It’s about to get even more interesting.