Arguably no team in baseball has been more disappointing this season than the New York Mets.
The Mets entered the 2021 season with World Series hopes. New York has a new owner in super-billionaire Steve Cohen. The NL East franchise made several big offseason moves, including the trade for All-Star shortstop Francisco Lindor.
New York has done nothing but disappoint through the season’s first five months, though. The Mets are 7.5 games out of first place in the NL East. The playoffs are a super long shot at best, right now.
Sunday, the Mets improved to 63-67 on the year with a win over the Nationals. Trade deadline acquisition Javy Baez had a good game, hitting a home run in the 9-4 victory.
Following his home run, Baez was seen giving the fans the thumbs down sign.
Javy Báez said the Mets’ new thumbs down celebration is a response to fans booing the team.
“We’re not machines, we’re going to struggle. … It just feels bad when I strikeout and I get booed. … We’re going to do the same thing to let them know how it feels,” he said. pic.twitter.com/CYkHVpE2KH
— Deesha (@DeeshaThosar) August 29, 2021
This is apparently a new celebration for the Mets. Fans have been booing the team for weeks, so the players are clapping back.
This is…not great.
“To let them know that when we don’t get success, we’re going to get booed. So they’re going to get booed when we get success,” Baez said today.
Javier Baez on booing Mets fans back: “To let them know that when we don’t get success, we’re going to get booed. So they’re going to get booed when we get success.”
— Tim Healey (@timbhealey) August 29, 2021
It’s understandable for Mets players to be frustrated by the boos. However, things are probably just going to be made worse when you reverse it on the fans.
Either way, this is a pretty clear sign that the Mets’ 2021 season has been disastrous.
Francisco Lindor, Javier Báez and Kevin Pillar were among those Mets players to flash thumbs-down signs after their hits today.
“When we don’t get success, we’re going to get booed,” Báez explained afterward. “So they [the fans] are going to get booed when we get success.” pic.twitter.com/TGX55fQM2O
— Anthony DiComo (@AnthonyDiComo) August 29, 2021
Mets players: stop booing us
Mets fans: pic.twitter.com/FQZI3p3VK1
— Josh (@jetsfan24x7) August 29, 2021
That’ll show em!!!! Mets players vs their own fans, tune in! https://t.co/cK1wxweUhI
— Jomboy (@Jomboy_) August 29, 2021
So instead if doing an honest look at their performance and why they are one of baseball biggest flops, the Mets have decided it’s the fans fault why they can’t hit? The fans are why they’re 63-67! Must be!
Good grief. pic.twitter.com/ytrcwDAP8j
— Matt Ehalt (@MattEhalt) August 29, 2021
The Mets will return to the field on Tuesday night against the Marlins.
Will we hear any booing if things go poorly? You can probably bet on it.
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