In a matter of weeks the New York Mets have dropped out of first place and virtually fallen out of playoff contention. It’s been a brutal stretch for the team, and they’ve managed to make matters worse even after a win.
Mets players Javy Baez, Francisco Lindor and Kevin Pillar were seen gesturing “thumbs down” after big hits in Sunday’s win. When asked about the gesture, Baez said it was a message to the fans who have booed the Mets throughout August.
Now, Mets fans didn’t particularly appreciate that gesture. Team president Sandy Alderson even condemned it in a statement.