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There is now an Amway store in Citi Field. Seriously.

Feb 26, 2013, 1:02 PM EDT

Citi Field

The Wilpons almost lost their team thanks to their relationship with a ponzi schemer. They’re now getting rent from what many people have described as a pyramid scheme. New York Mets: meet Amway.  Howard Megdal reports:

Amid fresh reports that the Mets are still in debt, Amway has moved into a storefront at Citi Field … The Citi Field outpost is Amway’s first storefront in America. On Saturday, Amway staged a grand opening (or “grand opening”: it got no coverage, as far as I can tell) with the Amway sign just a few feet away from a Mets ticket booth.

I think they should take this further. Big swings that just miss can be referred to as “Your Cutco Knife Cut of the Day!”  Home runs can be followed up with things like “And around the bases comes David Wright with your Herbalife Home Run Trot of the Day!”

The possibilities are endless.

  1. tfbuckfutter - Feb 26, 2013 at 1:08 PM

    Nothing makes me less interested in talking to someone than when they bring up their “multi-level marketing business.”

    Thank you. I have all the weird juice and apple corers that I need….which is to say none.

    • tfbuckfutter - Feb 26, 2013 at 1:09 PM

      Oh, wait….if I buy $500 worth of weird juice I can start selling it?

      Well that changes everything. Sign me up!

      • historiophiliac - Feb 26, 2013 at 1:44 PM

        That is good to hear, my friend. Hello. My name is Sammy Sosa — yes, the real Sammy Sosa. Can my dashing ochre sweater and I interest you in a starter package?

    • sportsdrenched - Feb 26, 2013 at 1:18 PM

      Further more. Stay away from anything that pushes you to turn the family or church dinner into a gathering of “qualified prospects”

      • jcmeyer10 - Feb 26, 2013 at 1:27 PM

        Haha, I want to thank everyone for the laughs (up through historiophiliac) but this one took the cake.

      • historiophiliac - Feb 26, 2013 at 1:30 PM

        Quoth the raven: Further more…

      • sportsdrenched - Feb 26, 2013 at 3:10 PM

        Cake. I have stayed clear of the pie vs cake discussion on these boards. But I must say, if I’m going to ingest the empty caloires you have to go with BEER! Beer > Pie or cake.

    • fanofevilempire - Feb 26, 2013 at 7:00 PM

      they need some kind of foot traffic at citi field

  2. sdelmonte - Feb 26, 2013 at 1:12 PM

    My in-laws did Amway for a long time. I think they were generally pleased with it but they quit a while back, and never ever asked us to buy through them. Their detergents were quite good, too.

    As long as Amway pays the rent, I have no problem with them renting space at the ballpark.

    • joecool16280 - Feb 26, 2013 at 3:22 PM

      Yes, those cleaning products are pretty damn good.

  3. lazlosother - Feb 26, 2013 at 1:15 PM

    And after a hard slide into second kids, you may want to apply some Nu Skin.

    • historiophiliac - Feb 26, 2013 at 2:27 PM

      Definitely. First kids should’ve taught you your lesson.

  4. unclemosesgreen - Feb 26, 2013 at 1:19 PM

    If they sing a happy song at meetings: It’s an MLM.

  5. evan5 - Feb 26, 2013 at 1:19 PM

    Amway is the primary sponsor of the Detroit Red Wings, with “Presented by Amway” right under the Winged Wheel logo. Maybe this is all part of an effort by Amway to gain exposure by integrating with pro sports. The Citi field store is probably there to advertise more than actually sell things.

    • cosanostra71 - Feb 26, 2013 at 1:25 PM

      They also hold the naming rights to the Orlando Magic’s arena.

      • fatediesel - Feb 26, 2013 at 1:44 PM

        The Magic are owned by Rich DeVos, the co-founder of Amway.

      • cosanostra71 - Feb 26, 2013 at 3:52 PM

        Well, that makes sense then.

  6. cosanostra71 - Feb 26, 2013 at 1:23 PM

    This water break is brought to you by Vemma.

  7. historiophiliac - Feb 26, 2013 at 1:24 PM

    If Wright hits a HR in the 7th, everyone in section 129 gets a free detergent sample!!!!!

  8. jwbiii - Feb 26, 2013 at 1:32 PM

    At least Mets’ fans will be able to pick up something to wash the taste out of their mouths.

    • sdelmonte - Feb 26, 2013 at 2:06 PM

      What’s wrong with beer?

  9. plmathfoto - Feb 26, 2013 at 1:44 PM

    Maybe they’ll find a cheap outfielder, or 3?

  10. quizguy66 - Feb 26, 2013 at 1:49 PM

    If only Don Lepre were alive to see this.

    He’d open up a storefront too.


    • genericcommenter - Feb 26, 2013 at 5:46 PM

      It would have to be really tiny.

  11. julieco302 - Feb 26, 2013 at 2:03 PM

    Reblogged this on julieco302 and commented:
    I don’t like him as a Yankee either. He doesn’t look like the same guy without the scraggley look of his facial hair.

  12. ivanmapother - Feb 26, 2013 at 5:32 PM

    What team with their baseballs in a wringer will bring in the Cult of Scientology? My money is on the Rays.

  13. ronmazzz - Feb 26, 2013 at 7:30 PM

    Just another reporter poking fun at the Mets

  14. w2lucky - Feb 26, 2013 at 8:38 PM

    They can give away free pizza and beer for al I care. This Mets fan won’t put a dime in their pockets until the Wilpons sell that team.

  15. nikatomuirhead - Apr 29, 2013 at 5:48 PM

    I have great respect for Amway and there products are amazingly wonderful. They are a bit expensive, but, they are so worth it. Their Carb-blocker-2 is amazingly effective on a low-carb diet.(each servng blocks 500 carb-calories including soda, the only one of its kind. )

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