It's an unusual connection, but the author persuades me.
The Mets, to borrow Bill Graham’s assessment of the Dead, aren’t the best at what they do; they’re the only ones who do what they do. It’s all about the experience. At Yankee Stadium, fans line up to take their picture beside what look like tombstones of former Yankees greats. At Citi Field, fans line up to take their picture beside a little dog in sunglasses and a Mets jersey.