Will Boomer And Gio Accept Van Wagenen's Invitation, Shotgun Beer At Mets Game?

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By WFAN Sports Radio 101.9 FM/66AM New York

Mets general manager Brodie Van Wagenen has extended an invitation to Boomer Esiason and Gregg Giannotti. Will they accept it?

On Monday's "Boomer and Gio" show, the guys were discussing Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield shotgunning a beer at an Indians game over the weekend. That led Esiason, a Mets fan, to wonder aloud whether he would elicit a similar reaction if he chugged a beer at Citi Field.

It turns out Van Wagenen was listening. He then took to Twitter to invite Boomer and Gio out to the ballpark Friday night.

Hey @7BOOMERESIASON and @GioWFAN, I heard you guys on the radio this morning and would love to hook you up with tickets to Friday night’s game...No pressure to shotgun a beer. ?? #LGM

— Brodie Van Wagenen (@GMBVW) August 5, 2019

While the Mets GM didn't demand they shotgun a beer, Boomer and Gio sure it took that way.

Boomer said on Tuesday's show he'll be out of town Friday but expressed reluctance in accepting the offer anyway.

"I don't want to make this about us. It's not about us. It's about the team," Esiason said of the Mets, who have won 11 of their last 12 are now just 2 1/2 games out of the wild card.

"But this is about the team," Giannotti responded. "It's about firing up the team and firing up the fans.

"Listen, everbody's behind you on this, and I'll be right there next to you," Gio continued. "I'm into it. Whatever you need. Obviously Friday doesn't work, but we will figure it out, we'll get a day, and we've got to do it. You have to do it!"

WFAN's Chris Carlin is also urging Boomer to accept the offer. 

"He has to do it, and he absolutely has to shotgun a beer," Carlin said on Monday's "Carlin, Maggie and Bart" show. "People would love that. Let's go!"

Will Boomer eventually cave? 

To listen to Boomer and Gio discuss Van Wagenen's invitation, click on the audio player above (10:47 mark).