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Stogie Exclusive: Mets Celebrate with Cigars

20 Sep 2006

On Monday night the New York Mets clinched their division for the first time since 1988. There is plenty of news coverage about that in the New York papers and accross the web, but only at can you discover which cigars the 2006 National League East Champions were enjoying.

Willie Randolph, Manager

Skipper Willie Randolph had already told reporters that he would be puffing an Arturo Fuente Opus X Forbidden. According to media reports, the cigar was a gift from assistant trainer Mike Herbst. And quite a gift it was…

This rare Dominican cigar retails at around $30 per stick as part of a DVD gift set. The Fuente Opus X line is known as a powerful and often spicy Dominican puro made from the most select tobacco produced by the famous Fuente cigar family. It will be difficult for Willie to find a better cigar should the Mets find themselves winning in the playoffs.

Carlos Delgado, First Baseman

Delgado is a powerful slugger and, judging from pictures, he picked a powerful cigar. While the pictures available make it impossible to know for certain, it appears as though he selected a La Gloria Cubana Series R, probably the monster sized (7 inches by 58 ring gauge) no. 7 with a Maduro wrapper.

La Gloria Cubana was first made in Florida by (and primarily for) Cuban exiles until being “discovered” when they moved their operation to the Dominican Republic to expand production. Unlike their milder original line, the “Series R” returns to La Gloria Cubana’s Cuban roots with a spicy, full-flavored Ecuadorian wrapper surrounding robust Dominican and Nicaraguan filler. These behemoths cost $7 to $10 apiece, a drop in the bucket for Delgado who is pulling in $13.5 million this year.

David Wright, Third Baseman

David WrightMets poster boy David Wright was also spotted enjoying a cigar as he clinched his first appearance in the post season. Again, it is difficult to tell exactly which cigar he chose, but we’re sure it is a La Flor Dominicana, and likely the rare 6 1/4 inches by 54 ring gauge Limitada II.

This special La Flor was limited to only 2,000 boxes back in 2002. It featured a Ecuadorian wrapper with a Dominican binder and filler. Like many of the others made by the company, it is quite strong… but it is doubtful that David ever found out what kind of cigar this was given that it was so thoroughly drenched in champagne.

[Photos appear courtesy of Hot Foot.]

Patrick S


12 Responses to “Stogie Exclusive: Mets Celebrate with Cigars”

  1. MetsFan Wednesday, September 20, 2006 at 8:07 am #

    Personally, I celebrated with a cuban on Monday night.

    Never has a cigar tasted so good!

  2. Anonymous Wednesday, September 20, 2006 at 8:10 am #

    Nothing goes better with victory than a fine cigar!

  3. GoMets Wednesday, September 20, 2006 at 8:17 am #

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  4. Mets in 2006 Wednesday, September 20, 2006 at 8:52 am #

    I too celebrated with a Cuban on Monday night….she never tasted so good!!!

  5. brooklyMetFan Thursday, September 21, 2006 at 4:40 pm #

    You better believe we were smokin' fat Cubans over here at

    We're also giving Stogie guys a shout out on tomorrow's post for the great site you guys have put together

    BMF has never seen a celebration the likes of what the Mets did monday nite – this team ROCKS!


    Da' BrooklynMetFan

  6. Anonymous Saturday, September 23, 2006 at 1:45 pm #

    Congrats to the Mets!!!!!
    LETS GO METS!!!!!
    btw David Wright is sooooo hot

  7. Anonymous Tuesday, December 12, 2006 at 10:03 am #

    So how did the rest of the season turn out? Did they win the World Series?

    Oh, yeah…I forgot. New York sucks!

  8. Mark Friday, February 9, 2007 at 11:57 am #

    I am with Anonymous, METS SUCK!!! My good ole' hometown Cardinals handed it to 'em!

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