Red Sox mascot Wally kicks Mr. Met when he’s down
One could argue that Mr. Met has it all. He’s got a good job, a gorgeous wife and the adoration of baseball fans all over the country. But mascot life isn’t all just fun and games, and he found that out the hard way Monday.
The story started innocently enough. In a Monday article, Sporting News ranked Major League Baseball’s mascots based on their number of Twitter followers. The mustachioed Bernie Brewer finished in the top spot, with Wally, the Boston Red Sox monster, coming in at No. 2. Mr. Met wound up taking home the bronze.
Though he maybe should be content with third-place finishes at this point, Mr. Met decided to throw down the gauntlet to the two mascots ahead of him. Wally didn’t take too kindly to the threat.
What a cold-blooded response from the Red Sox mascot, particularly after the Zack Wheeler news.
While it’s true that Boston seems poised for a postseason run after a strong offseason, it’s worth pointing out that the Red Sox actually finished with a worse record than the New York Mets last season. Perhaps Wally should study the phrase “people in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones.”
At the same time, Mr. Met asked for this. And if you’re going to come at the king, you best not miss. In this case, that’s Bernie Brewer, who showed that Midwestern manners are alive and well by completely staying out of the argument.
Come to think of it, maybe Mr. Met doesn’t have it all. Bernie Brewer is single, has a pretty sweet bachelor pad at the top of Miller Park and his own slide. Sorry, Mr. Met, third place will just have to do for now.
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Chris Cwik is a writer for Big League Stew on Yahoo Sports. Have a tip? Email him at [email protected] or follow him on Twitter! Follow @Chris_Cwik