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Former Mets pitcher John Franco as get get (Credit: John Roca)

Former Mets pitcher John Franco as get get plaque from Mets Jay Horwitz, left, of the Mets.

Mets PR director's zany tweets

Jay Horwitz, the Mets' longtime director of media relations, is known for his sometimes zany twitter account, @Jay_HorwitzPR, which references practical jokes and his adventures in butt-dialing. Sometimes the jokes have been taken seriously, however.

MAY 7, 2013
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MAY 7, 2013
"Matt Harvey has Mets permission to skip game tomorrow and be at MSG to root on Rangers. Matt has not seen Rangers lose at home. 6-0." This tweet was taken seriously by many in the media, causing a backlash from some writers, broadcasters and fans against Harvey. |

MAY 6, 2013 Jay hosted a twitter Q&A,
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MAY 6, 2013
Jay hosted a twitter Q&A, leading to a series of zany questions and responses: "Does Kris Humphries count? @carrilloc_5 favorite kardashian?" |

MAY 6, 2013 Jay hosted a twitter Q&A,
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MAY 6, 2013
Jay hosted a twitter Q&A, leading to a series of zany questions and reponses: "Hired a 250 lb exotic dancer for John Franco BDay. Love at first sight. @akivamyson What was your favorite prank you've played on anyone?" |

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MAY 6, 2013 Jay hosted a twitter Q&A,
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MAY 6, 2013
Jay hosted a twitter Q&A, leading to a series of zany questions and responses: "John Franco put live rats in my briefcase on a number of occasions. “@J_Mogilner: what was the funniest clubhouse prank you've seen?” |

MAY 5, 2013
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MAY 5, 2013
"Rangers thinking of letting Matt Harvey take first shift against Washington Monday night.Matt has not seen Blueshirts lose at MSG this year." |

MAY 3, 2013
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MAY 3, 2013
"Going to some clubs tonight after game. Will be wearing Matt Harvey's Player of the Week watch.Could get lucky." |

MAY 1, 2013
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MAY 1, 2013
"Need to take a penmanship class. Just had three letters I wrote returned because no one could read addresses. I should have been a doctor." |

APRIL 28, 2013
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APRIL 28, 2013
"At RFK Bridge in wrong lane with no E-ZPASS. Lots of honking. Must be Yankee fans behind me. Not the way to start morning." |

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APRIL 27, 2013 Jay is notorious for his
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APRIL 27, 2013
Jay is notorious for his butt-dialing: "Trying to expand my butt-dialing horizons.Need to find some new victims. I hear Jack Curry is tired of me.Would like to find a politician." |

APRIL 15, 2013 Jay tweeted this while the
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APRIL 15, 2013
Jay tweeted this while the Mets were being snowed out in Colorado: "Have the start of flu coming on. Stopped on the way to park to pick up some Medical Marijuana.It's legal here you know.Game should be fun." |

APRIL 14, 2013 A snow-out in Colorado caused
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APRIL 14, 2013
A snow-out in Colorado caused Jay to tweet: "Because we only come to Colorado once, MLB has given the Mets and Rockies the go-ahead to play a triple header this week.11,4 and 8 times,"

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