June 3, 2012; Flushing, NY,USA; New York Mets former pitcher John Franco is presented a plaque by his son JJ Franco and New York Mets vice president of media relations Jay Horwitz as he is inducted into the Mets hall of fame before the game against the St. Louis Cardinals at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Anthony Gruppuso-USA TODAY Sports
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.
Remember when we almost had a triple header on our hands?
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.
The insider info we got on Horwitz this year was sometimes a little TMI.
There were also records broken.
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.
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.