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The Poet 'pitches' for

The Mets!

SNY's Mets Weekly Makes Messina a Mainstay

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Frank Messina Copyright 2007 Spokeface Records / Frank Messina
(June 12, 2007)   The self-described unemployable poet" landed a new "job" this season. Frank Messina, dubbed "The Mets Poet" by fans from his appearances on SNY's magazine show, Mets Weekly, was invited back to wax poetic for several pre-recorded Mets-mania spoken word performances to be aired throughout the 2007 Mets baseball season.
In this weekend's episode, Messina is joined by legendary Jamaican percussionist Larry McDonald for a high-energy tribute poem to Mets outfielder Endy Chavez. The music-video style segments taped at Shea Stadium, the New York City area and at AT&T Park in San Francisco, will debut during this Saturday's Subway Series pre-game show on Mets Weekly at 12:30PM   (EST).
 
In July and August, Messina goes on the road to San Diego, Los Angeles and Chicago where Messina will conjure more Mets-induced wordplay. On the thought of "hitching" a ride out west with his beloved NY Mets team, Messina opts for a quote from Jose Reyes instead of Shakespeare. "Don't think too much. Just do it."

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