There was a birthday party held in the New York Mets’ clubhouse for Asdrubal Cabrera’s son. Third baseman Todd Frazier made sure his presence at the festivities was felt.
Asdrubal Cabrera‘s son, Meyer, got a chance to celebrate his 11th birthday on the road with the team in Milwaukee. That in itself is a memorable moment, but why not make it even more special? Instead of simply eating his cake, Frazier felt like it was more worthwhile to actually wear it, via Good Fundies on Twitter.
Toddfather is just plain ruthless when he isn’t playing pic.twitter.com/kWidCAHFSM
— Good Fundies is short for Good Fundamentals (@goodfundies) May 25, 2018
If the emojis tell us anything, Cabby approved of this move. Don’t worry, though—Frazier isn’t that ruthless. We just have to trust the word of James Wagner from the New York Times.
Today is the 11th birthday of Asdrubal Cabrera’s son Meyer, and Todd Frazier did this (only lightly though): https://t.co/YUUjmzyqcb
— James Wagner (@ByJamesWagner) May 25, 2018
All in good fun, right?
Frazier hasn’t been racking up any statistics as he’s still on the disabled list because of a hamstring injury, but the veteran has kept busy. Before doing this, he also watched his ERA skyrocket after giving up this bomb to his son at Citi Field.
Based on his current injury status, Frazier may have some more time to do things like this. The third baseman resumed hitting a few days ago, but is still waiting to get cleared to run, per Mike Puma of the New York Post. Puma also notes that once he passes a running test, the next step will be a minor-league rehab assignment to regain his swing.
Jose Reyes, Luis Guillorme, and Wilmer Flores have all seen time at third base in Frazier’s absence. At the moment, manager Mickey Callaway is sticking with Flores because of his offensive ability compared to the other two. That makes sense—New York’s lineup has averaged just three runs per game over the last seven contests entering Friday’s game.
However, the overarching lesson here is clear. If you have a birthday coming up, keep your head on a swivel once the cake comes out.