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N.J.'s Jon Stewart defends Mr. Met giving the finger

N.J.'s Jon Stewart defends Mr. Met giving the finger”

The social media wags will soon have a new online piñata to whack, and Mets fans will focus on the current season-a disappointing campaign or a thrilling second-half turnaround.

Mr Met distributes t-shirts to fans during the sixth inning of a baseball game against the Milwaukee Brewers Thursday, June 1, 2017, in NY.

To try to clean up the viral wreckage left by Mr. Met's antics, the Mets said in a statement the employee will not wear the mascot costume again.

The team quickly issued a statement. There is also the question of how exactly Mr. Met could raise a middle finger when the mascot's costume only has three fingers and a thumb, but the Mets are probably not particularly concerned about that. They went a combined 3-for-5 with five walks in 10 plate appearances with Thames driving in Sogard with his 14th home run of the season. While Mr. Met will be at Thursday's game, a different person will be inside the suit.

The Mets apologized after the incident, saying the offending employee won't work in the costume again.

Since joining the team in 1964, Mr. Met has become one of baseball's most recognized and, you could say, respected mascots.

Mets LF Yoenis Cespedes, on the DL since April 28 with a strained left hamstring, did not play for the fifth straight day for Class A St. Lucie because of a sore right quadriceps.

We recently asked you to support our journalism. We do not condone this type of behaviour. "We are dealing with this matter internally", they posted to their own Twitter account.

Calgary Flames mascot Harvey the Hound was harassing the Oilers' bench after the Flames took a 4-0 lead in the third period.

Mr Met distributes t-shirts to fans during the sixth inning of a baseball game against the Milwaukee Brewers Thursday, June 1, 2017, in NY.

Mr. Met is far from pleased with his team's disappointing below.500 start to this season.

Injuries have been a constant presence this entire season for the New York Mets, and as such they have not had much in the way of position battles.

The kooky play came in the fourth inning with the Milwaukee Brewers ahead 2-0 after they loaded the bases with one out.

Another fan who was sitting near the target of the obscene hand gesture said Mr. Met had been getting heckled all night and simply hit his breaking point.

The New York Mets front office has finally figure it out folks.

Released by the Mets following a 50-game minor league drug suspension in 2009, Junior Guerra (1-0) defeated NY for the first time.



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