The Mets have approximately 356,000 followers on Twitter. Today, they asked 5,000 accounts—who, according to the fine print, must follow them—to retweet their tweet in order for them to give away an autographed Bartolo Colon jersey.

It has been about two hours, and they are barely halfway to their goal, assuming everyone who retweeted the tweet also follows the account. The Mets are pitiful.

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Disclosure: The author of this post retweeted the aforementioned Mets tweet but un-retweeted it after realizing he had to follow the Mets to be eligible.

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