Mr Met gives fan the finger, employee out as team mascot

DO MEET EVERYONE YOU CAN OUT OF THE COSTUME: As a mascot, anyone associated with that school or team will want to meet you and hear your stories. Mets catcher Travis d'Arnaud let the ball drop but didn't throw to second to try and force Franklin and didn't throw to first in time to get Anderson, who was credited with a single. The threat that a video could go viral and spark a witch hunt is enough.

In the case of New York Mets mascot Mr. Met, fans got to be a little too much of a pain in the ass on Wednesday.

The kooky play came in the fourth inning with the Brewers ahead 2-0 after they loaded the bases with one out. Flores has been a fan favorite ever since his "Crying Game" in 2015, and although Mets fans have struggled through several years of Flores performing at a subpar level, he seems to have turned things around in a big way this year. A day before, the person inside the costume was caught on video making an obscene gesture toward a fan.

"Let me tell you something", Stewart said while departing a restaurant in NY.

Mets officials apologized soon after the video was posted.

Others in the Twitterverse quickly chimed in.

Whether or not it's actually possible, Mr. Met's popularity is rapidly escalating in the Twitter universe. A witness close to the interaction told the New York Post that several fans forced the mascot to his "breaking point" by cursing at him and insulting his mother.

Mets C Rene Rivera, plunked by a pitch on the right wrist Monday, was hit in the mask by foul balls in the first, second and fourth. Over the ensuing decade, Mr. Met has grown more antiquated, an emblem of optimism incongruous with the team's foibles, which were typified by the sight of ace Jacob deGrom sulking off the mound after giving up seven runs to Milwaukee.

Yes, you can add Mr. Met to the list of great philosophical questions.

On Thursday, Brewers starter Chase Anderson, who took a no-hit bid into the eighth inning against the Diamondbacks in his previous start, limited the Mets to three hits in seven scoreless innings. The legal site Law360 reported that the Phillies settled a suit in 2010 with a woman who said he was pushed into the pool of an Avalon hotel by a man wearing the costume. "I mean it was obviously an accident Mr. Met would never do something so rude and inconsiderate to his fans".

The Mets condemned the incident in a statement, saying it does "not condone" the mascot's behavior.

The statement says they "are dealing with this matter internally". In 2010, the Cincinnati Bearcats mascot was arrested for throwing snowballs at fans.

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