Those who argue that the future is not already predetermined must now contend with this: The New York Mets are enmeshed in an evolving controversy involving star shortstop Francisco Lindor, an animal that may be a rat or a raccoon, and a rumor of fisticuffs.
During the Mets' eventual 5-4 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks in 10 innings on Friday, some sort of commotion -- purportedly involving Lindor and his double play partner Jeff McNeil -- unfolded in the tunnel leading to the home clubhouse:
According to the Associated Press, Lindor and McNeil had "an apparently heated exchange" in the tunnel, which as you can see above attracted the urgent attention of several teammates. Lindor later homered for the first time at Citi Field, which came the day after he snapped an 0 for 26 slump at the plate. It's certainly possible some frustrations bubbled up given those recent struggles.