A New York Mets bullpen car was auctioned off by Sotheby's on Wednesday and the wheels fetched an astonishing $112,500 for the current owner, Mets fan Jamie Scott.
Scott talked to ESPN and said owning the iconic golf cart came with lots of perks.
The Mets' marketing department knew I had it and often asked to use it for commercials and events. And when the Mets were in playoffs against the Dodgers in 2006, we had it transported to Shea and started driving it around the parking lot. People were going absolutely ballistic. People wanting to jump on board, wanting their picture taken. The security people actually ushered us into the secure zone where fans aren't supposed to go. They didn't know; they figured we were associated with the team. It was crazy.
The auction house had estimated the item would sell for between $20,000 and $30,000 but it clearly underestimated the passion that bullpen cars stir in the hearts of fans.
[Larry Brown Sports]
- Brendan Maloy