"Earlier in my career it was a little different when I took the mound, my first pitch of the game I was hot and I was ready to rock", the 35-year-old Wainwright said. Many say they don't condone what Mr. Met did, but feel he should be given another chance.
The Mets are apologizing after an incident involving their mascot.
"Mr. Met was just upset, he got mad".
Mets: RHP Matt Harvey (4-3, 4.95) faces the Pirates after beating them last Sunday night at PNC Park.
Who knows, perhaps the mascot will be able to get his job back on a technicality. Of course, the video made its rounds around the internet, resulting in some amusing takes on the gesture. There is also the question of how exactly Mr. Met could raise a middle finger when the mascot's costume only has three fingers and a thumb, but the Mets are probably not particularly concerned about that.
Unfortunately for Mr. Met, this is 2017, and every move you make is likely being recorded.
The mascot for the San Francisco Giants, Lou Seal, posted a picture with his NY counterpart's significant other, Mrs. Met, saying: "Calm down #MrMet... it was just one kiss".
Sogard originally was called out on interference, but then was ruled safe after the umpires huddled and confirmed - correctly - that by rule interference had not occured since the contact was accidental. The Mets said another person was doing Mr. Met duty for the game against Milwaukee.
A rough outing from Jacob deGrom snapped the Mets' three-game winning streak, as they fell to the Brewers 7-1. deGrom's command was off from the get-go, and he walked five batters over his four innings of work. The over is also 16-6-4 in Wheelers' last 26 starts overall, is 5-0-1 in his last six home starts, and is a flawless 5-0 in his last five outings coming off four days of rest. Last season, Mets ace Noah Syndergaard said he was terrified of Mr Met and his wife, the appropriately named Mrs Met.
It's unclear whether the team employee received any supplemental discipline as a result of the incident besides losing the opportunity to play Mr. Met.
The employee in costume Thursday night has reportedly been reassigned to another part of the organization. Thames and the visiting Brewers will try to salvage a four-game split against the New York Mets on Thursday afternoon in the series finale.