New York Mets fans came ready and angry for the team's home opener at Citi Field on Monday.
Before the game against the Phillies, the Mets ran through their annual introductions of players and staff. When it came time for the trainers, Mets fans spoke up like they'd been looking forward to this moment ever since starter Zack Wheeler was slated for Tommy John surgery late last month.
Just listen to the boos escalate from the introduction of assistant trainer Brian Chicklo to head trainer Ray Ramirez.
Aside from Wheeler, Mets fans are also surely upset about injuries to relievers Josh Edgin (underwent Tommy John surgery on March 17), Vic Black (on the 15-day DL with right shoulder tendinitis) and Bobby Parnell (recovering from Tommy John surgery on the 15-day DL) and right fielder Cesar Puello (on the 15-day DL with a stress fracture in his back).
It's as if Bartolo Colon's helmet-shedding first RBI in 10 years isn't enough to compensate for Jenrry Mejia's 80-game suspension and a 3–3 start to the season.
- Mike Fiammetta