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UPDATED Megdal For GM: Acceptance Speech Sunday Afternoon!

MEGDAL TO ACCEPT FAN NOMINATION FOR GENERAL MANAGER

SPEECH TO THANK SUPPORTERS, SUBMIT RESUME 12:15 SUNDAY AFTERNOON IN CITI FIELD PARKING LOT

After receiving thousands of votes over the course of 18 grueling primaries at blogs dedicated to the Mets around the Internet, Howard Megdal will graciously accept the nomination of New York Mets fans to be the next General Manager at 12:15 Sunday afternoon, September 19 in Parking Lot E at Citi Field.

Megdal won every primary he entered, with a vote share of 65 percent or greater in 17 of the 18 contests, and averaged a vote share of greater than 74 percent. Considering that Metsblog currently rates the fan confidence rating in the team at 9 percent, there can be no greater sign that Fred and Jeff Wilpon are listening to the wishes of the fans than by making Howard Megdal the next General Manager of the New York Mets.

“I have been honored and humbled to be chosen by so many fans, motivated by my pillars of LOGIC, TRANSPARENCY and PASSION as guideposts for this baseball team’s future in 2011 and beyond,” Megdal said. “I look forward to speaking with the Wilpons, earning the job that so many fans want me to have, and drying forever my daughter’s baseball-related tears.”

After Megdal concludes his speech detailing his vision for the future of the New York Mets, he will submit his resume to Fred and Jeff Wilpon. T-shirts will be available, and Megdal will answer questions from the press or fans before doing what he loves most—going to watch a Mets game with his wife and daughter.

A list of participating Web sites, and Megdal’s vote share at each, is listed below.

Mets Minor League Blog 53%

Amazin’ Avenue 65%

Hotfootblog 67%

New York Baseball Digest 68%

Baseball Think Factory 68%

Faith and Fear in Flushing 71%

NJ.com Always Amazin’ 72%

Brooklyn Mets Fan 72%

MetsGrrl 73%

Mets Police 73%

The ‘Ropolitans 76%

My Summer Family 78%

On The Black 80%

Section 518 81%

Dana Brand’s Blog 82%

Eddie Kranepool Society 82%

Pick Me Up Some Mets 85%

The Happy Recap 88%