My guest on this week’s Jeff Rubin Jeff Rubin Show is Matt Golden, the actor who portrayed MLB mascot Mr. Met from 1999 to 2011. We go deep on how he got the job, t-shirt guns, and how Mr. Met can convey a range of emotions even though he always has the same expression.
Here’s a quote from the episode where Matt talks about the difference between Mr. Met and other mascots:
Different mascots has different parameters. The [Phillie] Phanatic can be very antagonistic towards other teams… It’s good for a laugh. He is known for smacking the helmets of the other teams. Mr. Met doesn’t do that. Mr. Met is supportive of his own team, but not antagonistic towards other teams.