Mike Puma insulted Bartolo Colon and the Mets were not amused

Al Bello

In last Thursday's game recap, the New York Post's Mets beat writer made a joke about Colon's weight. The team refused to give interviews after Friday night's win until Puma was out of the clubhouse.

Using the Michael Pineda pine-tar-on-neck incident as a conceit, New York Post beat writer Mike Puma made a joke about Bartolo Colon's weight in his game recap of this past Thursday's  4–1 win over the Cardinals at Citi Field. In his lede, Puma wrote under the headline "LARDBALL":

"If the umpires searched Bartolo Colon's neck for a foreign substance on Thursday, chances are they only would have found peanut butter."

In the recap's next paragraph, Puma continued to drive the point home that Colon weighs more than the average person by referring to him as "rotund." Apparently, Mets players were not amused. According to Daily News reporters Justin Tasch and Kristie Ackert, the team refused to speak with the media after Friday night's win until Puma was no longer in their presence. Puma was escorted out of the clubhouse without incident, and then the players began taking questions as promised. The team refused to comment on the incident.

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