Mets Owner As Game Of Thrones King
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Metspolice tweeted this, and got me thinking. (There may be mild spoilers here, I’ve read all the books and I’m not entirely sure I remember which secrets aren’t revealed in the show yet)
Are there any other Game of Thrones slash Mets fans?King Joffrey is my new favorite nickname for certain executives.
— metspolice (@metspolice) March 5, 2013
It’s easy to want to paint them as bumbling, whiny child-kings, it certainly fits some of the narrative, but I don’t think Joffrey’s the best fit. If you think about it a little, the whole Lannister clan fits the Steinbrenner family better. Joffrey is a great fit for a younger George Steinbrenner, demanding things because he is king, chopping heads because he’s angry, and throwing hissy fits when the opposition has any success.
The Wilpons are probably a better fit for Stannis Baratheon. Basically good, but completely unloved and bitter about that lack. He’s probably the rightful king, but no one really wants to see him on the throne. His actions are guided by a future-seeing witch woman, much like the Wilpons were guided by Bernie Madoff. He suffered a bad blow at the Battle of the Blackwater, but that looks to be behind him now.
Daenerys Targaryen is probably the magical next Mets owner that people are clamoring for. This ‘rightful heir’ to the throne who many aren’t even sure actually lives, commands fire-breathing dragons and it’s her birthright to rule. While she’s dreamed of owning a major league baseball team one day, she’s currently involved in other activities.
Mace Tyrell is Jim Dolan. A scheming manipulator with an interest in power. He controls an important asset in the area (Cablevision/ Margaery) and is willing to leverage that to gain more power. The threat of the Tyrells taking power is always there, just off the horizon, but there is a good chance it won’t go well for the kingdom if they do.
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