Mets players boo fans, proving they have zero self-awareness as they continue to play bad baseball
The New York Mets are a poverty franchise. Even with major acquisitions before the season started, that included signing Francisco Lindor, no one took the Mets seriously as NL East contenders. For me, as a Philadelphia Phillies fan, to say that the Mets are losers, is definitely saying something. After remaining in first place almost half of the MLB season, they have as expected, collapsed. The Mets are now 63-67, four games under .500 and 3-7 over their last 10 games.
Today, we got even more proof of this, with key Mets players like Francisco Lindor, Javier Báez, and Kevin Pillar along with other Mets players, decided that giving Mets fans “thumbs-down” after hits today. Here’s one example of Francisco Lindor giving the thumbs-down after a big hit against the Washington Nationals.
After the game, Javier Báez spoke with the media and said the following:
“I love the fans, but … we can’t have our fans against us.”
Here’s the full video from Mets beat writer Anthony DiComo:
The fans have to be better? What exactly does Javier expect Mets fans to do after he strikes out for the fifth time in a game? Does he want Mets fans to cheer as he heads back to the dugout failing to make contact with a baseball? The entire thing doesn’t even make sense. For a team that consistently underperforms and has literally lost roughly 13.5 games in the standings over the past month, pitting the team against the fans is a wild move.
The Mets are 7-19 in the month of August. Michael Conforto is hitting .218. Francisco Lindor is hitting .224. Baez can’t make contact with a beach ball, but sure, it’s definitely the fans that have to be better. What makes this even better, is the fact that the Mets have been doing this the ENTIRE month of August, but no one has even noticed because they have been playing terrible baseball. Today, they finally won a game. Check out this video from August 6th against our Phillies.
There are few examples of this in relation to Philadelphia, none of which, were ever this extreme. Most notably, probably would be when Sean Rodriguez called Phillies fans “entitled”. This dude was the worst.
At the end of the day, it’s really simple. If you do not like the fans reactions, simply play better. Turning on the fans when you’re a multi-millionaire and not performing well will never be the right answer. I’m surprised no one in the Mets dugout stepped up and said “hey team, this is probably a really bad idea.”
As a Phillies fan however, I absolutely love watching the Mets burn. There’s nothing better after what will likely be the 10th season in a row with no playoffs for the Fightin Phils. We can all stop and smile at the Mets shooting themselves in the foot.
The Phillies just capped off a series win against the Arizona Diamondbacks and have won three straight games. They are 4.5 games back of the NL East leading Atlanta Braves. Tomorrow, they will open up a three game series with the Washington Nationals in D.C.
Just when you thought the Mets couldn’t become more of a dumpster fire, their president, Sandy Alderson a statement, condemning Javier Baez’s press conference, saying the gestures “are totally unacceptable and will not be tolerated.”
This was expected. The Mets do have to protect ticket sales as they crawl towards the end of the MLB season.