Prior to Game 2 of the NLCS the New York Mets appropriately altered (or secured) their famed Home Run Apple in the outfield at Citi Field.
By Corey Aron
Travis d’Arnaud must like the Big Apple. Literally. His sixth-inning dead center home run shot off Jon Lester in Game 1 of the NLCS hit the New York Mets famed Home Run Apple which religiously pops up to say hello at Citi Field.
Now, If there’s one trending theme that carried from Shea Stadium over to Citi Field, it was the Big Apple. Earlier this afternoon the Apple was attended to by the Mets ground-crew after suffering a bruise from d’Arnaud’s blast. The Apple is all bandaged up now and its status for tonight’s NLCS Game 2 went from being questionable, to now probable. This basically means the mechanics behind the Home Run Apple should be working just fine if the Mets were to hit one out tonight.
“X” marks the spot. We pranked Travis d’Arnaud by putting a bandage on the apple where he hit his HR last night. pic.twitter.com/zD2Zcstj60
— New York Mets (@Mets) October 18, 2015
I think bandaging up the Apple was the professional thing to do. After all, you never know if a worm could sneak into the apple in case for the next time that Theo Epstein crunches into an apple and suddenly that squirmy worm just pops out. The curse of the goat may change into the curse of the worm.
In all seriousness, the bandaged apple was very witty thing to do. But, it does seem as if the top right side of the apple looks a little lonely. Maybe another HR shot hitting that part of the apple would seem only fitting so that both sides can show-off their beautiful band-aids.
I’m now craving an apple, be right back!
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