Remember back in August of 2015, when the Mets newly acquires Yoenis Cespedes hit his first home run as a Met but was overshadowed by a canary flying around as he circled the base paths. Then, as tribute, Cespedes wore a canary yellow sleeve as homage to his feathery friend the rest of the season – as the Mets rode that magical bird moment to the World Series.
Yeah well, their latest “magical bird” moment also reflects the way the team is playing right now—ugly and embarrassing.
And get this, it wasn’t from a new player, but from one that has been wearing a Mets jersey longer than any player on the team has even been alive.
Because it was Mr. Met who was so frustrated after Wednesday night's 7-1 loss to the Milwaukee Brewers that he flipped the bird at a fan after the game—which of course was caught on camera and tweeted nearly immediately and—unlike the Mets play this year—caught everyone’s attention.
Of course the team immediately fired the employee and sent out an immediate apology tweeting:
"We apologize for the inappropriate action of this employee," the Mets said in an email attributed to the organization. "We do not condone this type of behavior. We are dealing with this matter internally."
Now, in defense of Mr. Met, a story has surfaced saying fans had taunted him with profanity before he snapped but come on—the Mets are six games under .500, ten games behind the Nationals and having an abysmal season.
He has to be used to hearing profanity.