Our community of Mets fans is really great, as evidenced by our Puppy Avenue piece earlier this week. But what happens when you get a couple of Mets off days in a row after a nice win? That community begins to come up with new ideas and on Thursday, they came up with a great one.
Mets reliever Jim Henderson was given the nickname "Muppet" in our comment section, I'm assuming due to the similarity of his name to Muppets creator Jim Henson. This nickname spawned one of the greatest collaborations of Mets and Muppets pictures to ever grace the internet! You'll laugh, you'll cry, you'll mostly laugh. Not sure why I threw cry in there.
Anyway, without further ado, we introduce you to Muppet Avenue!
First off, check out the rather stunning resemblance between Jim Henderson and Jim Henson! (IPA)
Lucas Duda and Fozzie Bear (plbernstein)
Keith Hernandez and Ron Darling are the Mets' own version of Statler and Waldorf! (plbernstein)
David Wright and Link Hogthrob (IPA)
Wilmer Flores and Scooter (IPA)
Noah Syndergaard and Miss Piggy (BK_Machetero3191)
Jacob deGrom and Zoot (brooklynberger)
"C" is for Colon and that's good enough for me! (plbernstein)
Yoenis Cespedes and the Swedish Chef (Yoenis Chefspedes?) (IPA)
LaGonzo the Great! Juan Lagares and Gonzo (IPA)
They both have cannons!
The Warthen Slider was concocted in a lab! Dan Warthen and Dr. Bunsen Honeydew (plbernstein)
His trusty sidekick Terry Collins and Beaker (IPA)
Ex-Mets Muppet Justin Turner and Animal (Sylvan M.)
Josh Satin and Sam Eagle (Otter8)