It's a dirty job, but someone had to do it. Seems that the Mets swapped cities with the Toronto Blue Jays and traded up for their Triple-A franchise. Now, if you want to see the Mets' next hot pitching prospect, Zack Wheeler, you'll have to fly to Vegas.
But the Mets didn't just acquire a new minor league city, they acquired a history--some might say a mystery. The team's name is the 51s. You may catch reports on radio or TV during Mets games and wonder what the name means. Seems that 51 refers to Area 51, a remote part of Edwards Air Force Base, about 80 miles from Vegas, which is thought by UFO conspiracy theorists to be the place where alien aircraft were stored, their occupants were studied, and even living extraterrestrials were encountered.More »