Bobby Bonilla, who has not played for the Mets since 1999 and retired after the 2001 season, receives a hefty check from the Mets every July 1 due to deferments.
On Thursday, Mets owner Steve Cohen (perhaps jokingly) wondered if the Mets should turn it into something fun every July 1 at Citi Field.
“Let’s take a vote,” Cohen tweeted in response to a fan who asked for Cohen to pay off Bonilla in one lump sum. “How about we have a Bobby Bonilla day every year. Hand him an oversized check and drive a lap around the stadium. Could be fun.”
Bonilla is a New York native, so maybe he’d be up for it.