Baseball mascot warned with 'Kill Shot' by Secret Service Agent

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The average day for a baseball mascot is to entertain the fans, so what could Mr.Met possibly have done to be threatened with a 'kill shot' by a secret service agent?

The incident occurred back in 1997 on the 50th anniversary of Jackie Robinson's Major League debut, the Mets were celebrating the occasion in Shea Stadium and President Bill Clinton was on hand for the festivities.

With the typical public appearance of the US President, he was accompanied by a full squad of Secret Service Agents including snipers who were situated all around the Mets stadium.

A.J. Mass was the man behind the mask of Mr.Met that day, he's currently bringing out a book called "Yes, It’s Hot in Here: Adventures in the Weird, Woolly World of Sports Mascots", he mentions in there the frightening encounter with a Secret Service Agent.

Mass explains what the agent said to him: "Now listen to me very carefully... We have snipers all around the stadium, just in case something were to happen. Like I said, do whatever it is you normally do. Nobody will bother you. But approach the president and we go for the kill shot. Are we clear?"

Frighteningly sharp words from the agent who is only doing his job, but the interaction may be terrifying to a man who simply works as a baseball mascot. I'm sure Mass tried his best to stay as far away from Mr.Clinton as he possibly could.

Just one of the crazy aspects of the job that Mass has wrote all about in his book which is on sale now.

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