Why Mr. Met giving the finger is the perfect symbol of the Mets’ 2017 season
NEW YORK — This has been the season of Murphy’s Law for the Mets.
Everything short of the team bus breaking down has gone wrong. But it’s only June so don’t worry, there’s still plenty of time for that to happen too.
The Mets have been frustrated all season, but done their best to contain the frustration and not let it boil over. Clubhouse leaders Neil Walker, Jay Bruce and Curtis Granderson have preached staying calm and composed in the wake of controversy.
One game a time right? It might be cliche but all it takes is one game to get some momentum.
But apparently those messages never reached the mascot, who couldn’t contain his frustration any longer on Wednesday night. Mr. Met flipped out (no pun intended) on a fan who may or may not have been harassing him following the Mets’ 7-1 loss to the Milwaukee Brewers at Citi Field, and oh boy, was it a good meltdown.
Mr. Met’s middle finger was emblematic of the Mets’ season as a whole, giving a finger to everything: The expectations, the controversies, the disabled list and all of the armchair managers who don’t like the way Terry Collins uses his bullpen.
The Mets issued a statement on the incident Wednesday night and haven’t…