From Sunday evening through Tuesday afternoon, the Mets provided a roller coaster experience, as Javier Báez answered a question about the team’s thumbs-down celebration following their win on Sunday afternoon by saying that the gesture had grown out of the players’ frustration with being booed by their own fans.
That answer sparked a reaction throughout the fan base and across the major outlets that cover the team, and as the Mets played the vast majority of a game that had been suspended months earlier, some of the limited fans at the ballpark made it very clear that they were displeased, particularly with Báez.
But with it being baseball, it should really not have come as a surprise that Báez came to the plate as the potential winning run with two out in the bottom of the ninth inning. He singled, and then he scored from first base when Michael Conforto singled, too, and the Marlins’ left fielder botched the play, sliding headfirst into home plate with the run to give the Mets the win and prompting an absolute classic call from Gary Cohen.
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