Date: 2009

Yeah, Fred Wilpon grew up in Brooklyn loving the Dodgers, but George Steinbrenner grew up in Cleveland and we don't see a bunch of Indians tchotkes at the new Yankee Stadium. In Citi Field's inaugural season, Wilpon was taken to task for filling the place with odes to his beloved Brooklyn Dodgers (whose Los Angeles offspring the Mets happen to play a few times every year), before introducing more Mets memorabilia in the second season. But the jinx was already on. If Wilpon were a ballplayer, he wouldn't jump over the foul line; he'd probably run up and down it yelling "He's pitching a no-hitter!"