New York Mets

Not only are the New York Mets starting to hit, they’re becoming experts at catching loose raccoons in the weight room.

By Robby Sabo

Coming into the ballpark on Sunday presented a challenge for the New York Mets, mainly due to the opposition.

Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Zack Greinke hadn’t given up a run 43.2 innings, and due to the fact the Mets are offensively challenged (worst batting average in MLB), it could easily have been argued Sunday was going to be a long day.

When the dust settled, however, not only did the Mets take the game 3-2 in extra-innings, they also showed their prowess in the area of catching raccoons in the weight room.

ESPN’s Adam Rubin tweeted out Terry Collins announcement of the loose raccoon in the training facility prior to Sunday’s game.

Mets reliever Bobby Parnell gave an update a little later.

Quickly realizing a serious update on the raccoon’s well-being would be needed, John Heyman of CBS Sports provided one.

In the end, the Mets went two for two today: a captured raccoon and a victory against the Dodgers.

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Robby Sabo is a co-founder, CEO and credentialed New York Jets content creator for Jets X-Factor - Jet X, which includes Sabo's Sessions (in-depth film breakdowns) and Sabo with the Jets. Host: Underdog Jets Podcast with Wayne Chrebet and Sabo Radio. Member: Pro Football Writers of America. Coach: Port Jervis (NY) High School. Washed up strong safety and 400M runner. SEO: XL Media. Founder: Elite Sports NY - ESNY (Sold in 2020). SEO: XL Media. Email: robby.sabo[at]