When mascots go bad: Mr. Met fired after giving fans the finger

Mets mascot Mr. Met shoots t-shirts during the crowd with the Pepsi Party Patrol during the seventh inning stretch.         
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Mets mascot Mr. Met shoots t-shirts during the crowd with the Pepsi Party Patrol during the seventh inning stretch. G

Slowed by a hamstring injury and strep throat, it took him three weeks to hit No. 14.

One of the people who plays the baseball-headed New York Mets mascot Mr. Met was sacked Thursday after a video of the mascot "giving the finger" to a fan surfaced online. All I can tell you is I had the ball.

Thames was signed by the Brewers after three seasons in South Korea, and his hot start is a big reason Milwaukee leads the NL Central. Then he missed three games in San Diego from May 15-18 because of strep throat. Home plate umpire Roberto Ortiz initially called interference, and per his discretion, ruled the play an out. "Plane landed, coughing", he recalled. "I feel like my body was really exhausted". He was in an 0-for-19 skid entering Tuesday, when he singled, tripled and walked twice. This season, Flores has been even better against lefties, batting.417 with a 1.148 OPS, and has raised his average against righties to.273. "I wasn't able to keep our team in a position to (get) a win, and it was just an all-around bad job on my part".

A field in honor of Shannon Forde will be dedicated Friday in Little Ferry, N.J. The field will be named Shannon Dalton Forde Memorial Field in honor of the former Mets public relations executive who died past year at the age of 44 after a battle with cancer. Sogard saw 20 of deGrom's 105 pitches.

"I kind of found that groove", he said.

"I mean Fieldin did the right thing getting together".

Indians 8, A's 0 • Corey Kluber pitched six shutout innings and struck out 10 in his first start since May 2 and Cleveland scored four runs during a unusual sixth inning to beat visiting Oakland.

D'backs 3, Marlins 2 • Zack Greinke allowed one earned run in seven innings to earn his seventh victory, and visiting Arizona rallied to snap Miami's four-game winning streak. The Mets went 10-14 in April and 13-14 in May, the first time since 2013 they had losing records in both months. A Mets-employed ball boy carrying a stool in his left hand brushed Wilmer Flores as the third baseman attempted to make the catch. Again the play did not factor in the Mets 2-1 loss and at a time with the bases loaded. In the sixth, Conforto made a diving catch on Perez's liner to left.

Thanks to Chase Anderson, Milwaukee made out fine. The Brewers lost 5-4 in 12 innings. Plawecki said it was part of a prank played by his team-mates. If you would like to discuss another topic, look for a relevant article.

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