I had the privilege of working with a great man in PR several years ago by the name of Dave Singer.
Dave was a unique individual. A fellow PR man like myself, but was always thinking about different things, ideas, businesses, etc. He was a pioneer in the comic book industry. He created a freakin' unbelievable board game. He knew PR and his knowledge was infectious.
I'll cut to the chase here. Dave was a big Mets fan. Diehard. Defined the word Diehard.
Sadly, we lost him a few years ago to a debiliating disease. He was a family man and his two sons are both big Mets fans.
I am honored we were good friends. When we would talk by phone, the first thing after the greeting, he would say, "let's talk about your son."
I went to the Mets home opener this previous Monday (see my blog I created for the company Web site - http://www.verizonwireless.com/news/article/2015/04/the-mobile-lifestyle-rounds-the-bases-on-opening-day.html ) and for a moment, I closed my eyes and said, "Dave, this is going to be our year!"
Seven straight wins. The MAGIC is back. It feels like 86 again. But Dave was around in 86 to enjoy.
Let's all look above each time the Mets win. Dave has good seats now. I think he may be influencing many - maybe not PR folks, now, but baseball players who don the blue and orange pinstripes.
Dave, each W has your name on it.