Mr. Met Fired for Flipping Fans the Bird

Mr. Met Fired for Flipping Fans the Bird

The gesture instantly went viral, and was still among top national trends on social media the morning after, even finding common ground with the week's most sensational political controversy.

A Mets official told the Associated Press that more than one person wears the Mr. Met costume during the season, and the person who wore it Wednesday night will not do so again.

Chase Anderson pitched seven shutout innings and the Brewers benefited - temporarily, anyway - when a Milwaukee bat boy bumped into Mets infielder Wilmer Flores on a foul popup Thursday in a 2-1 victory over host NY.

"We apologize for the inappropriate action of this employee", the team's statement read. His effort was wasted, however, as the Mets bats remained impotent all night.

Yet this was NY, and the meaning of the mascot's gesture was clear. The Mets have a whole slew of issues, from sitting at a disappointing 23-28 to dealing with a problem who starts with an M and rhymes with Batt Harvey.

Technically, Mr. Met only has four fingers so he does not have a middle finger, although his gesture made it pretty clear what his message to the fans was. "I think they should recast it permanently, maybe hand them out on Opening Day to all the fans". "We do not condone this type of behavior", the statement read.

Mets reliever Jerry Blevins said he'd seen a lot during his long career, but never any mascot mayhem like this.

Many people wondered how it would be possible for Mr. Met to do such a thing considering he has four fingers. As usual when it comes to personnel decisions, the Mets are totally screwing this one up, because Mr. Met did nothing wrong. "Obviously, the Mets fans are known for their depth of knowledge of baseball and their unflagging loyalty to the team". The team dismissed the specific Mr. Met portrayer whose glove flicked off those jeering fans at the home team's already disastrous contest against the Milwaukee Brewers.

Before that, the Mets had to delete a tweet they sent that showed a sex toy in the locker of a player, and Familia began the season with a 15-game suspension for a violation of the league's domestic violence policy. He was born in 1962, according to the team website.

FILE - In this April 11, 2005, file photo, New York Mets mascot Mr. Met reacts with the crowd during the Mets home opener against the Houston Astros at Shea Stadium in New York. He was named America's Favorite Mascot in 2012 and joined Twitter in 2014.

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