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.
Terry Collins says there’s a raccoon loose in the clubhouse weight room. #mets
— Adam Rubin (@AdamRubinESPN) July 26, 2015
Mets reliever Bobby Parnell gave an update a little later.
Bobby Parnell says the raccoon — a baby — ran into a cage and has been apprehended. — Adam Rubin (@AdamRubinESPN) July 26, 2015
Quickly realizing a serious update on the raccoon’s well-being would be needed, John Heyman of CBS Sports provided one.
Breaking: raccoon in mets weight room has been captured and released into the wild, mets announce
— Jon Heyman (@JonHeymanCBS) July 26, 2015
In the end, the Mets went two for two today: a captured raccoon and a victory against the Dodgers.
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