Steven A. Cohen: The Gift that keeps on giving, Clark

STEVEN A. COHEN: THE GIFT THAT KEEPS ON GIVING, CLARK

This story began with a simple question: If you could own one piece of memorabilia from Mets history, what would it be?

New York Mets owner Steven A. Cohen (@StevenACohen2) — the gift that keeps on giving, Clark — looked wide-eyed into the camera and, without hesitation, presented the “Buckner Ball” from the 1986 World Series.

Either the joke is on every Mets fan or the man has an innate ability to delight the fan base beyond their wildest imagination.

On Thanksgiving eve, Cohen appeared on SNY-TV for a one-on-one interview to discuss his fandom and generally energize Mets fans with hope.

As if the presentation of the “Buckner Ball” wasn’t enough, Mets fans began adding new layers to the story in real-time on social media.

Former ESPN staple, and renowned baseball fan, @KeithOlbermann offered to pair his Bill Buckner glove with the ball for the Mets museum and Hall of Fame.

Soon after, sports memorabilia collector @GaryTaffet offered to loan Buckner’s game worn cleats to Cohen and the Mets as an optional pairing for the display.

Why do I feel like this story has another chapter, or two?

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