The New York Mets is a Major League Baseball (MLB) baseball team part of the National League (NL) East Division. In 1962, the Mets replaced New York’s departed team—Brooklyn Dodgers and New York Giants.
Here are the Best 10 Mets Reddit Posts from 2021.
1. Superb Behind-The-Back Play By Bartolo Colon
“6 years ago today”
Bartolo Colon didn’t just display a smooth performance on the mound in one of the New York Mets games about six years ago, tossing a complete-game nine-hitter for a 7-0 win, but the right-hander was slick in his fielding position as well.
During the sixth inning, with two outs and a runner on first in the bottom, Justin Bour of the Marlins first basemen hit a soft grounder up to the first-base line. Following his jump off the mound to get to the ball, in just one motion, Colon barehanded it and lobbed it from behind his back halfway down the line to first baseman Eric Campbell to retire Bour. (Posted on Mets Reddit by u//metaxalone)
2. Kingpin Mets Fan Meme
“It’s not always about the money, Spider-Man…”
Kingpin: It’s not always about the money, Spider-Man… it’s about the Mets, baby, of the Mets. All right, baby, let’s go! Get a home run, baby… of the Mets. Let’s go, Mets.
3. Francisco Lindor Hold Out Shrug
The contract negotiations between Francisco Lindor and the New York Mets seemed pretty smooth, but his swing certainly has not. He’s started to draw boos at Citi Field following his batting of .203 with three RBIs through 19 games with his new team. (Posted on Mets Reddit by u/wayne_randazzle)
Lindor, a four-time All-Star and two-time Gold Glove winner, was acquired in a blockbuster trade with the Cleveland Indians, giving the Mets one of baseball’s brightest stars.
4. New York Mets Fans Anticipation Meme
As the New York Mets were ahead 9-0 in the fourth, they saw the Washinton Nationals force extra innings following Andrew Stevenson’s two-out, two-run homer in the seventh that made it nine-all.
Mets reliever Trevor May escaped a one-out jam in the eight, while Francisco Lindor ran off with his 12th homer in the ninth, connecting against closer Kyle Finnegan to score the automatic runner from second.
5. Terrified Fan in Nationals Park Meme
“Deep in enemy territory, hope I make it out alive 😂”
“Thankfully you’re in DC and not Philly, otherwise who knows” (u/knackisback3)
The Nationals Park is located in Southeast Washington, south of the Capitol, along the fast-developing Capitol Riverfront, just adjacent to the Navy Yard.
Recently this year, fans and players scrambled for cover during one of the games in Washington as the gunfire sounds resonated the stadium. As a result, the game between the Washington Nationals and the San Diego Padres was suspended, followed by the regularly scheduled game. The incident occurred in the sixth inning. (Posted by u/PresterJohnsHerald on Mets Reddit)
6. Team-Fan Relationship Fallout Meme
“PREVIEW OF METS UPCOMING HOMESTAND”
The New York Mets have been celebrating big hits at Citi Field by flashing two thumbs down in the past weeks or so. It is their way of clapping back at fans booing them when they don’t. The gesture is a way of retaliation, if you will. The Mets have won two games in a row, an impressive stretch for a team that had previously won two of their last 14.
Being booed regularly is counterintuitive for fans. It can produce a lousy team that lacks confidence by getting jeered by its fanbase. The result is a mock gesture from the team to the paying audience that usually supports them.
7. According to the New York Mets Meme
“Your 2021 New York Mets”
This was supposed to be the first year of an exciting new era of New York Mets baseball, but the team’s new celebration, a two-thumbs-down gesture, is a way of booing at fans. One of the brightest stars in baseball and Mets batter, Francisco Lindor, expressed frustration with the Met’s fanbase. (Posted on Mets Reddit by u/bedeluxxe)
Another Mets player, Javier Baez, also demonstrated his disappointment for the booing. He indicated that it was his idea to start the thumbs-down celebration. However, his manager, Luis Rojas, shared that he didn’t know it was intended for the fans. But he added that the fans have the right to react however they want.
8. Share The Love
“My brother made me this and I love it.”
In every relationship, fights and misunderstandings are common. But, give it enough time, and everything will eventually turn out okay, just like in sports where the team and its fanbase are not in perfect tune.
Although recently, most New York Mets fans have been impertinent and rude toward their home team, some still roll with them through hard times while celebrating the good times. This is shown in a photo posted on Mets Reddit by u/Hiro96DZ where a guy shows his keys wrapped in Mets logo and color and a Mets keychain, which his brother gave him.
9. Impressive Run of Javier Baez
“METS COME BACK 4 RUNS DOWN IN THE BOTTOM OF THE NINTH AND CAP IT OFF WITH AN UNBELIEVABLE WALK OFF FINISH”
Following the apology of Javier Baez to fans for his thumbs-down gesture, he scored the winning run in the club’s 6-5 walk-off win against the Miami Marlins recently. Booed by fans after he pinch-hit in the eighth inning, Baez quickly turned things around when he came up to the plate.
The second baseman reached the first base on an infield single that led to Dominic Smith’s score. Pete Alonso scored from third base, and Baez managed to run home from first base on a single of Michael Conforto with two outs in the ninth inning.
10. Just For A Drink
“Every time I get up for a drink this game”
(Posted by u/BanosBait on Mets Reddit)