Video: Worst: Flight 5283

By Keith Olbermann Anchor
Countdown
updated 11/14/2006 11:14:48 AM ET 2006-11-14T16:14:48
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Every night at 8 p.m. on MSNBC, Keith Olbermann awards his daily pick for "Worst Person in the World." Some contenders are lucky — or unlucky —enough to be nominated more than once.

The Bronze goes to baseball’s New York Mets.  They become the first big league club in New York ever to sell the naming rights for their new stadium.  The rights go to Citicorp Bank for a reported $20 million a year in exchange for which the park will be known as “Citi Field” instead of say, Jackie Robinson Stadium or Tim Tuffle Town. 

Unhappy Mets fans are already paying some of the highest ticket prices, the highest parking prices, the highest food prices et cetera and have already nicknamed Citi Field something that rhymes with city but which we can’t say here.  See if you can guess. 

Runners up, two identified officers at the Lenowyee County jail in Adrian, Michigan—that’s probably Lanawee—I’m sorry, Lanawee County Jail in Adrian, Michigan.  They offered an inmate a piece of cherry pie if he would be good enough to run around the cell block naked.  The officers have been fired, their union has appealed saying it was the inmate’s idea. 

And your point? 

But our winners, the fine folks who bring you Delta connection Flight 5238.  The 6:30 p.m.  shuttle from JFK in New York to Reagan Nation in Washington.  In September, it was late 100 percent of the time.  Not just late, 79 minutes late on average for a 53 minute flight. 

If you’re wondering about 5283 tonight?  Canceled! Those who delay or impede Delta connections flight 5283 100 percent of the time, are awarded Monday's “Worst Person in the World.”

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