After Mr Met gives fan the finger, employee out as team mascot

Solenn Plantier
Juin 2, 2017

"We apologize for the inappropriate action of this employee", the team's statement read.

New York Mets manager Terry Collins was ejected Thursday after arguing over a weird play involving a bat boy at Citi Field.

Poor Mr. Met. We all get frustrated from time to time.

It's been a frustrating season for the Mets, and these two incidents that happened against the Brewers just help highlight that. Having dabbled in the mascot game myself, I know there's a handful of people who sport the costume throughout the season. Bat boys are provided by the home team, so while this one was wearing a Brewers jersey, he's technically employed by the Mets.

"He's been losing a lot so he's been under a lot of pressure", one man said.

"I mean Fieldin did the right thing getting together".

On Thursday, we did find Mr. Met inside the stadium greeting fans.

Officially, Mr. Met doesn't have a middle finger.

Others decided the punishment should have gone against the fan who posted the video, after they found his real Twitter account and dug up his old tweets.

But when it rains, it pours, and this thunderstorm comes in the form of the mascot, Mr. Met.

Sogard then hit into a double play.

All the practice sessions with Homer went well inside an empty ballpark.

A rough outing from Jacob deGrom snapped the Mets' three-game winning streak, as they fell to the Brewers 7-1. deGrom's command was off from the get-go, and he walked five batters over his four innings of work.

Each year, one person stands in to portray Mr. Met for the season. And long after that costumed gentleman who lost his cool graced Citi Field's tunnels, let the image of his single-digit salute live indelibly on T-shirts and posters alongside those of Keith Hernandez inhaling a dugout cigarette and Mookie Wilson grinning as he clutches a life-sized bottle of champagne.

Mr Met distributes t-shirts to fans during the sixth inning of a baseball game against the Milwaukee Brewers at Citi Field Thursday, June 1, 2017, in NY. As a result, it is unclear which Mets employee will be facing consequences for Mr. Met's recent desire to flip someone off.

The employee inside the suit has been removed from mascot duty, though they will keep their job with the organization. He said Wednesday night that Sogard would lead off again Thursday afternoon in the series finale.

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