McDonald: It’s Always Sunny In Flushing, Queens

What is it with the Mets? So, what they lost 7-1. If Jacob deGrom just didn’t have it and came out of this game uninjured, then big deal.

Beat the Brewers tomorrow and take three of four.

But the 7-1 drubbing was overshadowed by Mr. Met flipping the bird to a fan at the game.

That’s the story of the Mets, they can’t just lose, they have to have some controversy with it.

The Mets issued a statement shortly after the game dealing with Mr. Met-gate: “We apologize for the inappropriate action of this employee. We do not condone this type of behavior. We are dealing with this matter internally.”

However, expect tomorrow the person who played the beloved mascot to be quickly let go.

The Mets losing games is nothing new and even deGrom, who is usually reliable, gets hit every once in a while. The club was never in this game and it was a bad night all around.

But Mr. Met is the symbol of the club. From 2013 and until this season, the club used their mascot’s image as a third logo for the club adorning it on their batting practice hats and alternate blue jerseys. He’s the symbol of the Mets like the stadium frieze is to the Yankees and Jim Dolan is to the Knicks.

So, the person who wears the suit should know better here. No matter what those fans said to him, there’s no excuse for that behavior. That employee brought embarrassment onto the club and will be dismissed tomorrow. If his name ever gets released – and it probably will – then he will be the subject of ridicule.

 And that is that. It’s sad, because things were looking like they were turning around in Queens. After the Noah Syndergaard fiasco and Matt Harvey’s day off, things were starting to normalize.

Now this happens. And then something else will occur soon.

It never ends with the Mets.

Good or bad, there’s always something.

About the Author

Joe McDonald

Joe McDonald is the founder and former publisher of NY Sports Day. After selling to i15Media in 2020, he serves as the Editor-in-Chief and responsible for the editorial side of the publication. In the past, Joe was the managing editor of NY Sportscene magazine and assistant editor of Mets Inside Pitch. He has covered the Mets since 2004.

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