Marlon Byrd traded on Marlon Byrd T-shirt night


Maybe Marlon Byrd (6) got a souvenir T-shirt. (Frank Franklin II / Getty Images)

Really, is this any way to celebrate Marlon Byrd T-shirt night?

Just hours before the giveaway at Citi Field, the New York Mets traded the outfielder and catcher John Buck to the Pittsburgh Pirates for 19-year-old infielder Dilson Herrera and a player to be named later.

The timing stinks, but when a team’s gotta trade, a team’s gotta trade — T-shirt night be damned. Still, the Mets are compiling quite the public relations moves. Last month, their plans for Native American Heritage Day were scrapped because the opponents were the Atlanta Braves.

H/T Hardball Talk

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After spending most of her career in traditional print sports journalism, Cindy began blogging and tweeting, first as NFL/Redskins editor, and, since August 2010, at The Early Lead. She also is the social media editor for Sports.

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Cindy Boren · August 27, 2013