When I first heard about this, I thought it was a bad joke.
No way would Mets owner Fred Wilpon after going through a meat grinder of criticism for his association with Super Ponzi schemer Bernie Madoff, would the bad judgment to get in bed with a company as dubious as Amway.
I was wrong, and Fred Wilpn is that brain dead!
The imagery isn't great for the Mets, to say the least. Amway, a business known for false promises of riches, was busy settling a class action lawsuit alleging the company is a pyramid scheme at the same time Mets' ownership group was fighting a lawsuit by the trustee for the Bernie Madoff victims over its role in Madoff's Ponzi scheme.
But the cash-strapped Mets, who only recently contemplated putting a casino next to their stadium, seem to have made the calculation that whatever money they're getting from the deal trumps any cosmetic problems that might stem from the association.
The Citi Field outpost is Amway's first storefront in America.
On Saturday, Amway staged a grand opening (or "grand opening": it got no coverage, as far as I can tell) with the Amway sign just a few feet away from a Mets ticket booth.
Amway is a multilevel marketing opportunity, to use the euphemism, or a pyramid scheme, to use the terminology of its critics. Individuals sign up as "Independent Business Owners", or I.B.O.s, to sell an array of Amway products, buying them up front while simultaneously recruiting others to join Amway as well.
I’ve been writing posts for two years begging the Wilpo’s to sell the Mets and put Mets fans out of their misery. However, the nightmare neve ends with the Mets.