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This Week in Mets Quotes: Gsellman rides Diamondbacks Bullpen Cart, Nimmo prefers hitting Home Runs over Dippin Dots

Lots of interesting, funny, idiotic, and insightful things were said by the Mets—and about them—recently. Here are some of our favorites.

New York Mets v Arizona Diamondbacks Photo by Norm Hall/Getty Images

Your 2018 New York Mets - It’s frustrating, no doubt about it.

”The start of the season was obviously a disaster. Tonight definitely gets magnified because of the things that happened earlier in the season. It’s frustrating, no doubt about it. It’s not something that I’m accustomed to, and not something that I want to get accustomed to.” –Jason Vargas [New York Post]

Pitchers clearly got the message not to worry about pitching while at Coors.

“When you come to Coors Field you tell your pitchers don’t worry about what happens here and you move on. You come in here and battle all you can and forget about it, because you can’t let what happens here put you in a tailspin, because it’s not indicative of what you are going to be your next outing.” –Mickey Callaway [New York Post]

As this is the most exciting thing going on with the Mets as of late, let’s take a deep dive into Robert Gsellman’s experience riding the Diamondbacks Bullpen Cart.

“I’d like some tunes the next time. Good driver, but music would make it better.” –Robert Gsellman [New York Daily News]

Here’s the riveting back story about how the ride came to fruition.

“I told the driver that when I got the call, he’d better be ready to go. He was like ‘Great.’ And so we were waiting for the call.” –Robert Gsellman [New York Daily News]

Gsellman was told that no Diamondback reliever has taken the ride yet.

“Why wouldn’t you? It’s awesome.” –Robert Gsellman [New York Daily News]

Gsellman gave it 3 out of 5 stars, which was a stark contrast to Sean Doolittle’s 5 out of 5 stars review from earlier in the season.

“Seats were nice and comfortable.” –Robert Gsellman [New York Daily News]

As Gsellman rode in to the drop-off point Saturday, his teammates in the dugout were laughing and shaking their heads.

“Don’t care. It was awesome.” –Robert Gsellman [New York Daily News]

Alas, he would not be allowed to drive the cart himself.

“I told him I’d show him my license. I promised I wouldn’t crash it.” –Robert Gsellman [New York Daily News]


“We should definitely get one of those in (Citi Field). That would be awesome.” –Robert Gsellman [New York Daily News]

“Joe from Forest Hills you’re on The Fan”


“I thanked [Jason Vargas for arguing balls and strikes] when I came in. I needed the break right there.” –Zack Wheeler [New York Daily News]

Brandon Nimmo is like a real life Henry Rowengartner, you know, before the success, fame, and Pepsi commercials went to his head.

“It was good to be able to play like that in front of family and friends in the stadium I grew up watching against the team I grew up watching and attended games at Coors Field.” –Brandon Nimmo [New York Daily News]

Going 4-6 with 2 HRs in front of your family was pretty good but was it better than going to Coors and getting Dippin’ Dots.

“Most definitely. It was just a blast. It was way better than Dippin’ Dots.” –Brandon Nimmo [New York Daily News]

Very lucky to not have to read The Takes if Smith was thrown out at third.

”I haven’t hit many [triples] in my career, so when I’m out there running, sometimes I don’t know how to really judge it or when to really go. I was like, ‘You know what, I’ll just go for it.’ Luckily, I made it in there safely.” –Dom Smith [MLB]

On Father’s Day, we again wish you all happy birthday.

“It’s been special. You think about it, once your son is born and you know you’re having a boy that’s the first thing that comes to your mind. You want him to be healthy, of course, but hopefully he picks up a bat and loves the game like I do… (Blake) just loves it. My wife is like, ‘Tell him to stop.’ I’m like, ‘Honey, you don’t understand, when you got baseball in your blood that’s all you want to do, doesn’t matter what time of year it is,’” Frazier said. “That’s all he wants to do, take swings and have fun with it and do everything he can playing the game of baseball.” –Todd Frazier [North Jersey]

On June 24th, the Mets will honor the 10 year anniversary of the death of Jimmy Plummer who worked for the Mets for 32 years. His son, Jonathan, will throw out the first pitch.

“Oh heck, I ran out of gas once over on one of the bridges, I think it was the Willis Avenue bridge. With a phone call, Jimmy got the New York City Police Department and their flatbed, he got me a ride to the ballpark so I wasn’t late, he got my car to the BMW place to get fixed and I was never troubled for being a dummy.” –Bobby Valentine [New York Daily News]

“He didn’t have much of a filter and there was nothing he wouldn’t touch. You knew you were in for a pretty good laugh when you saw Plum.” –David Wright [New York Daily News]

“I saw him when he was at his worst condition. And he kept asking me, are you all right? I said, ‘I love you, Plum. Are you all right?’ He goes, ‘I love you. Are you all right?’ He goes, ‘I’m all right. I want you to be all right.’ I said, ‘I’m all right. I really have gotten my life together and everything. Things are well and stuff.’ He said, ‘That’s all that’s important to me, is that you’re all right.’ That’s an incredible man, to be in that kind of condition that he was at the time when I saw him in the hospital and still having deep concerns about me being OK.” –Darryl Strawberry [New York Daily News]

AA Quote of the Week

“I went to check the score this morning but I think the app has a problem? For the Mets score they had both a 1 and a 2. So did we score 1 run or 2? Someone please clarify.” ZZPops after the Mets won 12 – 2