The Wilpon family proved that they are completely inept at running a baseball team, but it appears they're also clueless when it comes to having an influence in politics.
The New York Mets owners donated $5,400 to the 2020 presidential campaign of New York City mayor Bill de Blasio Sept. 19. Why is that so funny? Because de Blasio called off his campaign literally the next day.
Would you expect anything less from an organization that gave Jed Lowrie $10 million to go MIA for most of the year and end up getting only eight plate appearances?
De Blasio isn't the most beloved mayor in New York history, and was considered a long shot to have any sort of success in the path to the Democratic nomination, so at the "height" of this campaign, this donation likely wouldn't have meant much.
Whatever the exact opposite of King Midas' golden touch is, Wilpon and the Mets' higher-ups have it. Everything they breathe near seems to crumble to dust in a matter of minutes.