Cooler heads prevailed, apparently.
Bad move. The video instantly went viral and the Mets organization was forced to deal with the repercussions of Mr. Met's actions. This is a queasy observation in light of potential parallels to our authoritarian president and his ennobled base, but Mr. Met had suddenly transformed from antiquated merchandise shill into something of a dashing and defiant leader. He got more cheers in the sixth inning, when he launched souvenirs along the first base side.
It's unclear whether the team employee received any supplemental discipline as a result of the incident besides losing the opportunity to play Mr. Met.
They seemed to be in a forgiving mood. I don't know what happened after that, but I had the ball.
"Mr. Met was just upset, he got mad".
It really is symbolic, if only as a metaphorical representation of New York City.
They are imploding. Their fans are so fed up, that they berated their own mascot so much, that he flipped them the bird.
The Mets apologized after Wednesday night's incident during a 7-1 loss to the Brewers, saying the offending employee won't work in the costume again. The team didn't identify the person - a couple people usually fill the role during the season.
"Not on social media", he said.
As a Mets fan, I think I speak for generations of Flushing faithful, however, when I confess that I'd rarely felt more rewarded for my lifelong commitment to a constantly derided franchise (one which, I'll remind folks, can claim more World Series titles than the Astros, Mariners, Padres, Angels, Rockies, Rays, Nationals/Expos and Rangers).
Mets pitchers walked eight for the second straight night.
Officially, Mr. Met doesn't have a middle finger.
Calgary Flames mascot Harvey the Hound was harassing the Oilers' bench after the Flames took a 4-0 lead in the third period.
Around baseball, reactions were equally playful.
Yet this was NY, and the meaning of the mascot's gesture was clear. That was Homer the Beagle, a real hound who was trained to run around the bases when one of Casey Stengel's players hit a home run at the old Polo Grounds. Thames went 63 plate appearances in between homers, a stretch in which he batted.163 with two RBIs while battling a hamstring injury and strep throat.
Burnie was involved in another incident that was settled out of court a year ago.
However, despite the long layoff, Kluber looked like his dominant self, allowing just two hits and recording his 26th career double-digit strikeout game.
Mr. Met is one of the sport's most recognizable mascots and has been entertaining fans at games since 1964.
Yep, the Brewers' bat boy - who, if usual custom holds, is actually employed by the home team Mets - slammed into him, preventing him from catching the ball.