“The Mets are taking a swing at their pizza man,” according to the New York Post.
“Team officials are locked in a court battle with the company that makes the “Official Pizza of the New York Mets” for stiffing them on a lot of dough from advertising fees, according to court papers.
Since 2009, The Original Cascarino’s Pizzeria and Ristorante has benefited from in-your-face advertising to Mets fans: Their name was painted on the Citi Field scoreboard and they had ads in the team program.
But Mets lawyers claim the company failed to pay three years of their five-year contract — which is all due at once — totaling $556,101, documents filed in Queens civil court show. But the Queens Ballpark Co., which operates the stadium and the team, says the College Point pizza maker only paid their ad fees for 2009 and 2010, totaling $328,000, the suit says.”