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Tweet the Mets: Mr. Met has big following after joining Twitter

Mr. Met entertains fans in between innings during

Mr. Met entertains fans in between innings during the Mets home opener game against the Florida Marlins at Citi Field. (April 5, 2010) Credit: Newsday/Thomas A. Ferrara

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. -- Big-headed Mets team mascot Mr. Met joined Twitter Monday -- and immediately racked up more than 5,400 followers as of 10 last night.

After a first garbled tweet, Mr. Met (@MrMet) posted: "Sorry everyone, my fingers are too big. What I meant was, 'I'm on Twitter!' "

Mr. Met also posted a picture of himself typing on a computer in a threadbare office.

Mr. Met, who does not speak, could not be reached for comment.

"Mr. Met wants to let his tweets speak for themselves," a Mets spokesman said.-- ANTHONY RIEBER

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