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Mets to Cut Pitcher Who Threw Glove Into Stands

After ejection, Jorge Lopez seemingly called team the worst in the MLB

(Newser) - Jorge Lopez is being cut by the struggling New York Mets after an outburst this week. The relief pitcher threw his glove into the stands following his ejection Wednesday at Citi Field. Mets manager Carlos Mendoza called the outburst "not acceptable" and said it would be handled internally. Lopez...

Darryl Strawberry Suffers Heart Attack

Former MLB star posts that 'all is well' after stent procedure before his 62nd birthday

(Newser) - Darryl Strawberry suffered a heart attack and underwent an emergency stent procedure on Monday, but People reports that it didn't keep the former MLB All-Star down for long. "Praising God for His amazing grace and loving mercy in saving my life this evening from a heart attack,"...

He Fought Pete Rose on Field, Waved In a Famous Run

Bud Harrelson, the only person in a Mets uniform for both World Series wins, has died

(Newser) - Bud Harrelson, the scrappy and sure-handed shortstop who fought Pete Rose on the field during a playoff game and helped the New York Mets win two astonishing championships, died Thursday at age 79 after a long battle with Alzheimer's. The AP has some great nuggets on his career:
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Someone Celebrated His Baseball Win a Little Too Hard

Mets closer Edwin Diaz may be out for season after hurting knee in World Baseball Classic celebration

(Newser) - New York Mets closer Edwin Diaz suffered a possibly season-ending injury Wednesday at a World Baseball Classic game, but it wasn't during the game itself. The Wall Street Journal reports that Diaz, 28, finished off the ninth inning during the international tournament in Miami for Puerto Rico's 5-2...

Days After Giants Ditch Superstar's Deal, Another Team Balks

Now the Mets are hesitating at signing Carlos Correa, apparently over his ankle

(Newser) - The New York Mets and the agent for baseball star Carlos Correa are having discussions over the infielder’s physical—days after similar concerns from the San Francisco Giants led to the surprise collapse of their agreement with the shortstop, per the AP . The Mets have not yet finalized a...

'Bizarre' Moment in MLB Playoff Game Leads to Cries of 'Cheater!'
'Bizarre' Moment in
MLB Playoff Game
Leads to Cries of 'Cheater!'

'Bizarre' Moment in MLB Playoff Game Leads to Cries of 'Cheater!'

San Diego Padres pitcher gets his ears checked at Mets manager's request

(Newser) - With a magnificent performance on a memorable night in Padres history, Joe Musgrove brought this one home for San Diego and really stuck it to the New York Mets. The big right-hander brushed off chants of “Cheater!” after a bizarre spot check by umpires on the mound, pitching...

Ballplayer's COVID Lesson: Keep Quiet if You Have Symptoms

Mets pitcher went on the list after a positive test but insists, 'I was never sick'

(Newser) - New York Mets pitcher Chris Bassitt said Thursday that he "probably won't" inform team and Major League Baseball officials if he feels COVID-19 symptoms in the future. MLB should “just stop testing,” he said, the AP reports. Bassitt was placed on the COVID-19 list on July...

He Was Holding a Toddler, Still Made 'Catch of the Year'
Mets Fan Makes Truly Wild
One-Handed Catch

Mets Fan Makes Truly Wild One-Handed Catch

Alan Alcantara had his toddler in his other hand

(Newser) - To catch a home-run ball barehanded is impressive enough, but try holding a small child at the same time. A New York Mets fan managed that feat, leading Fox Sports to dub it the "catch of the year, no question about it." Queens resident Alan Alcantara was in...

Mets Player Has a Funny Way of Celebrating 444-Foot Homer

Javier Baez wants fans to know their booing hurts his feelings

(Newser) - The Mets decided to teach their fans a lesson. Apparently it’s a lesson about teamwork, but the logic is a little confusing. Mets fans aren’t thrilled with how their team did this season. They’re not the worst team ever—they won the National League pennant just six...

Hitter Takes 94mph Pitch to the Face

Kevin Pillar suffered nasal fractures but says he's fine

(Newser) - A New York Mets outfielder has assured everyone that he's OK after taking a fastball to the face in a game Monday night. Kevin Pillar was left with multiple nasal fractures, however, and plans to meet with a specialist, CNN reports. The scare took place in Atlanta, where he...

COVID Quickly Has Impact on Opening Day

Nationals-Mets game is postponed after a player tests positive

(Newser) - It didn't take long for COVID to make its presence felt on baseball's opening day. Thursday night's game between the Washington Nationals and New York Mets has been postponed because of the coronavirus, reports the New York Post . The league made the call after an unnamed Nationals...

New York Mets Fire GM in Sexting Scandal

Jared Porter sent explicit images to female journalist

(Newser) - The New York Mets fired their new general manager on Tuesday after he acknowledged sending explicit images via text to a female reporter in 2016, reports the New York Post . Jared Porter, who was hired during the offseason, got the boot after the story surfaced at ESPN on Monday night....

'Greatest Mets Player of All Time' Dead at 75

'Greatest Mets
Player of All Time'
Dead at 75

'Greatest Mets Player of All Time' Dead at 75

Tom Seaver died Monday in California

(Newser) - Tom Seaver, the Hall of Fame pitcher who steered a stunning transformation from lovable losers to Miracle Mets in 1969, has died, the AP reports. He was 75. The Hall said Wednesday night that Seaver died Monday from complications of Lewy body dementia and COVID-19. Seaver spent his final years...

Why the Mets Pay a 57-Year-Old $1.2M Every July 1

Bobby Bonilla will get that each year through 2035

(Newser) - It's a pretty safe bet that July 1 is Bobby Bonilla's favorite day of the year. That's because it's the day on which the New York Mets pay him $1,193,248.20. Bonilla, 57, hasn't picked up a bat since 2001, when he last...

A-Rod and J-Lo May Try to Buy the Mets
A-Rod and J-Lo 
May Bid on the Mets

A-Rod and J-Lo May Bid on the Mets

Sources say celebrity couple is considering a bid on the baseball team

(Newser) - Alex Rodriguez and Jennifer Lopez are going to try to bid on the New York Mets, sources tell Variety and the New York Post . The engaged couple is reportedly working with JPMorgan Chase to raise capital for the possible bid, though no one has officially confirmed the news. The family...

Tim Tebow Nearly Had It —and Then, Oh Dear Lord

The New York Mets farm player takes a tumble

(Newser) - Tim Tebow was ready to catch the last out in a spring-training game Friday when things went a little awry—or, as TMZ puts it, "NOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!" The New York Mets farm player (and former Heisman Trophy winner) was looking up and running across left field in the top...

Cheating Scandal Costs Carlos Beltran Managing Job

Former All-Star had just been hired by the Mets

(Newser) - Carlos Beltran, who was named in baseball's report as an initiator of the Houston Astros' scheme to steal signs from other teams, has lost his job as manager of the New York Mets—before ever managing a game. The Mets and Beltran "agreed to mutually part ways,"...

'See You Tomorrow, Mickey.' Then a Post-Game Scrum

Mets manager, pitcher have run-in with reporter, who says he meant no offense by the comment

(Newser) - The most talked-about baseball moment from Sunday came not on the field but after the post-game news conference at Wrigley Field. Mets manager Mickey Callaway cursed at Newsday reporter Tim Healey and ordered him thrown out, and pitcher Jason Vargas had to be physically restrained from going after the reporter,...

Weep No More, Mets Fans: You Can Get Free Therapy

Amid a miserable season, UMA Health is offering some couch time for Flushing faithful

(Newser) - The New York Mets are having a seasons that the AP describes as "ravaged by injury and boneheaded play," and now fans struggling with their team's lousy season have somewhere to cry besides sports talk radio. An online mental health marketplace is giving free, confidential therapy sessions...

A Baseball Legend Dies on Opening Day
Beloved Baseball Icon
Dies on Opening Day

Beloved Baseball Icon Dies on Opening Day

Rusty Staub starred on the field, raised money for families of 9/11 first responders

(Newser) - Rusty Staub, the orange-haired outfielder who became a huge hit with baseball fans in two countries during an All-Star career that spanned 23 major league seasons, died Thursday at age 73. He died after an illness in a hospital in West Palm Beach, Fla., hours before the start of the...

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