Mets fans, your wait is finally over. No, not because it's Spring Training, and not because of a World Championship, but because one member of the New York Mets will finally be enshrined in...Madame Tussauds. The 204-figure museum, which bills itself as "New York's most famous tourist attraction" (get it? famous), will unveil its first wax Mets figure on April 2. The house of wax already has five Yankees figures - Derek Jeter, Babe Ruth, Joe DiMaggio, Mickey Mantle (under repair), and George Steinbrenner.
There's no word on which Met the museum will choose, but The Times did get some clues from Tussauds' director of sales and marketing. The figure will be a current player and won't be bald. Our bet is with David Wright, though it would be fun to see the given to Pedro Martinez. The figure is currently being made in London at a cost of $150,000.
And as to question of why there were no Mets already there? There was no clear favorite among proposed players. Um, hello, the Mets did have a future Hall of Fame catcher playing here not so long ago.