As part of Grantland’s Errol Morris week, they are premiering a new short documentary by the prolific filmmaker each day titled “It’s Not Crazy, It’s Sports”, documenting a bizarre true story related to sports and their fans. The latest one bears the subtitle “Being Mr. Met”, following A.J. Mass, who performed as the mascot Mr. Met (tell Don Draper) for the New York Mets from 1994 to 1997. It’s a remarkable short piece, with Morris stitching together interview segments with Mass and shots of Mr. Met living a mundane life, creating something that is simultaneously funny but also kind of tragic. In this small amount of time, Morris manages to examine concepts of fame, identity and creative license with this mascot and the man behind him. Check it out below.
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