C’mon, that was funny.
But seriously, it looks like these guys just can’t drive. Not that I blame Mets’ pitcher Joe Smith. Parking in New York is anarchy. This guy gets it about right*, except he forgets to mention the race gangs and cannibalism. Personally, I think it’s like being in Mad Max, except trans-fats are banned and smoking will get you five-to-ten. Not quite Escape from New York, but similar.
Regardless of anything even remotely sane, shouldn’t Mets fans be a little disturbed by this little gem?
"The sign said 'No standing.' Well, I wasn't standing. I was parking," Smith said. "If they mean 'No parking,' shouldn't it say 'No parking?' I mean, I just figured they didn't want anyone standing there. I don't know why."
When standing is prohibited by signs or rules, no person shall stop a vehicle, attended or unattended, except temporarily for the purpose of and while actually engaged in expeditiously receiving or discharging passengers.
New York City Trafic Rules 4-08(a)(3)
I’m not saying professional baseball players are geniuses. If you lived in
But if a player on my favorite team can’t figure out the meaning behind a “No Standing” sign, my prospects for the season wouldn’t be too great. New York Mets 2007: “Your Season Has Come.”
Hat-tip: MLB AOL Sportsblog
*This is behind the Times-Select wall. It’s obnoxious and infuriating. However, if you go to www.bugmenot.com, then they will give you a free password to that, and almost any other site. Enjoy!